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SM (35) 56/11/20


Survey drawing of an estate in St Benedicts formerly belonging to Thomas Starling Day and entered from Pottergate


35 Ground floor Plan of an Estate in St Benedicts / late the property of Thos Starling Day Esqr


bar scale of 1/10 inch to 1 foot


as above, N[orth], E[ast], S[outh], W[est], Pottergate Street (twice), (pencil) Mr Sandales Kitchen and / Office is under this Dining Room, St Benedicts / Church Yard, St Benedicts / Church, James Back Esqr, Trustees of the / Catholic Chapel, Mr Nichols, Ten Bell Lane, Property sold / from this Estate, (pencil) Day's late / Bank, Breakfast Room / 9'4'' high, Hall, Drawing Room / 9'5'' high, Entrance, Mr Sendalls / Keeping Room, Mr Sandells / Parlor / 9'4'' high / Kitchen & Offices / in the Basement, Store / Room, Kitchen / 9'1'' high, back Hall, Butlers / Pantry, Dining Room / 11' 2'' high, Mr Sandalls / Yard, Laundry, Scullery, Yard (twice), Leasehold for 99 Years, Brewhouse, Coach House, Stable, Leantoo Shed, Yard / Freehold, Gate, Muck Binn, Tool / House, Freehold, Green House, Stone, Leasehold for 99 Years, Garden, Leasehold for 2000 Years, (in another hand) J / 11

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, green, yellow ochre, yellow and pink washes on wove paper with four fold marks (635 x 532)


local surveyor


C 1822


The house measures 63 feet deep and has a 62 foot frontage, whilst the overall site measures 192 by 172 feet at its widest points. The Starling Day & Son bank, founded by the grandfather of Thomas Starling Day, is shown very roughly in pencil. The bank was bailed out in 1825 by Gurney & Co. Day served as Mayor of Norwich in 1825, following his father (1808) and grandfather (1782 and 1812). 101-105 Pottergate were severely damaged in April 1942 and subsequently demolished.

Margaret Escott, Research: Constituencies: 1820-32: Norwich, http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1820-1832/constituencies/norwich#footnote26_d1lzkjh



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