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SM (6) 56/8/27


Survey drawing of Messrs Jacques' premises, St Stephen's Avenue


6 Ground floor Plan of Messrs Jacques' Freehold Premises in St Stephen's Avenue Bristol


bar scale of ? inch to 1 foot


as above, labelled: 80 feet Frontage, Entrance Passage, Shop / 10.3 high / 19'0'' by 11'6'', Staircase, Sitting Room / 14'9'' by 11'9'' / very dark, Paved Yard, Bakehouse / very dark, Oven, Stove &c (twice), The Back part very dark, Warehouses &c 5 Stories high exclusive of Roof, High Warehouses (3 times), (red pen, encircled) No 6; (verso): (brown pen) St Stephen's / Avenue

Medium and dimensions

Pen and burnt umber wash, pricked for transfer on laid secretary paper with one fold mark (321 x 403)


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


Fellows 1825, Britannia with lance, shield and olive branch within crowned oval


George Bailey visited the property on St Stephen's Avenue on 30 September 1826 during his second visit to Bristol (Day Book, p. 266). A map dated June 1825 (SM 57a/3/3) shows the property as being on the west side of St Stephen's Avenue.



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