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image SM (13) 56/4/10

Reference number

SM (13) 56/4/10


Survey drawing, June 1829


13 Sections through cellar and part of ground floor


bar scale of ? inch to 1 foot


Bank of England / Birmingham Branch, Floor of Bank (twice), Front Cellar, Cellar, Level of Street and dimensions given

Signed and dated

8th June 1829

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and blue washes on laid paper with one fold mark (201 x 322)


George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil then assistant 1806-37, curator 1837-60)


Kent 1827


The cellar's barrel-vaulted ceiling is shown with dimensions given.



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