(36) to a scale of ¼ inch to 1 foot (37) bar scale of ¼ inch to 1 foot (38-40) bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot
36 as above, labelled: South, St Giles's Broad Street, Parlor (twice), Hall, Staircase / up, to Cellar down, small Parlor, Store Room, Stairs, Little Parlor, Back Entrance (3 times), Kitchen (twice), Closet, Store room, Scullery (twice), Yard (twice), 9 inch Wall 7 feet high, Washhouse (twice), back Stairs, Privy (twice), Muck bin / Door & Frame, Stairs to / Back Chamber, Arched, Sash Door, North, and some dimensions given
37 as above, labelled (chamber floor): Back Chamber with separate Staircase, Stairs, Bed Room (3 times), Work Room, Bed Room & / another over, Tea Room, Stairs, Warehouse & / Chamber / over, Hall Chamber, Landing, Stairs, Parlor Chamber, Drawing Room, and some dimensions given; (attic): Bed Room (twice), Large Attic, Stairs & Landing, and some dimensions given
38 as above, labelled: Cellars, Stairs up to Ground Floor, Arched Cellar / 7ft high in centre, 15.3, 8.0, Cellar / 6ft2 high, 11.0, 16.2, Cellar, Stairs up to Ground Floor
39 as above, labelled: A Dwelling House, Yard belonging to the adjoining House, W, "Westernmost House" Rent £95 pr Ann / purchase £1750, 7'6'', 14'9'', Small / Parlour, Hall and Staircase / Paved, Dining / Parlour / 10ft high, 14'5'', 15'11'', Pantry, Closet (twice), Chy, Passage paved with Stone, Step, Kitchen / Paved with Tiles / 9.3 high, Scullery, Lead Lights & outside Shutters, Low Fence Wall, Yard / 24'0'' by 17'0'', Fence Wall 5'9'' high, Wash house &c One Story / 19'6'' by 13'3'', Stairs to / Servants Chamber, Entrance from Fishers Lane, E, "Easternmost House" Rent pr Ann £85 / Purchase £1650 / (pencil) 1750 / 3400, Entrance Paved with Stone, 15'5'', Dining / Parlour / 10ft high, 15.8, Step, Small Parlour / 7'10'' high, 9'7'' by 10ft, Staircase, Step, Small Parlour / 8.2 high, 10'1'', 11'5'', Lobby, Kitchen / 11'0'' by 14'2'', Yard / 15'0'' by 23'9'', Wash house &c / 12'0'' by 9'3'', Entrance from Fishers Lane, Stairs to Servants Rooms, Fishers Lane, A Dwelling House &c, (in another hand) H / 5
40 as above, labelled: "Westernmost House", Dwelling House, Chy, Landing, No Chy, 9'9'' high, Fishers Lane, No Chy, Staircase, Step, Closet (twice), Chy, 9'6'' high, Wash house, Buildings 2 Stories high only, 8'3'' high, and some dimensions given
Signed and dated
Medium and dimensions
(36) Pen, pencil and sepia wash within a quadruple ruled and sepia wash border with ornamented corners on wove paper mounted on to linen with a green ribbon edging with two fold marks (680 x 484) (37) pen, pencil and sepia wash within a quadruple ruled and sepia wash border with ornamented corners on two sheets of wove paper, affixed, with two fold marks (816 x 470) (38) pen, sepia, warm sepia and blue washes (39) pen, pencil, sepia, pink, blue, burnt Sienna and warm sepia washes (40) pen, sepia, blue and burnt Sienna washes (37-39) pricked for transfer within a double ruled border on wove paper (370 x 535, 372 x 531, 367 x 530)
(36, 37) local surveyor (38-40) George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil then assistant 1806-37, curator 1837-60)
(36) J Whatman 1825 (39, 40) Smith & Allnutt 1823
The perspective on drawing 39 shows a symmetrical, three-storey house with seven bays which has a 55½ foot frontage on a site that extends back 67 feet. The property is divided into two houses, the 'westernmost' coloured pink or burnt Sienna and the 'easternmost' left uncoloured on the plans by George Bailey. The Soane office Day Books record Bailey 'taking plans of premises in St Giles Broad Street Norwich &c' on 29 June 1827 and, after returning to London from Norwich, 'making out fair plans of premises in Norwich' - which no doubt included the Harman & Co premises - from 2-4 July. The survey drawings made outside of the office (one of which is linen-backed with stitched ribbon edging for protective and aesthetic reasons) probably did not meet with Soane's approval; Bailey's plans, in comparison, show a more irregularly-shaped site with dimensions that vary slightly from those on drawings 36 and 37.
The property is marked on a map of Norwich in the Soane Museum dated 1766 (SM 57a/3/8), and labelled 'Harman'.
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