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Reference number

SM (27) 56/11/21 (28) 56/11/22


Survey drawing and note of particulars for Mrs Smith's premises in Market Place (2)


27 Plan / of / Mrs Smith's Premises / in the Market Place / Norwich and Elevation / next the Market 28 Note


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


27 as above, Market Place, Mr Oxley, Messrs Coopers, Old Post Office Yard, Mr Turner's Premises, labelled: Shop, Private Passage to Dwelling House, Counting House, Warehouse, Mr Gibbs / Cottage, Yard, Knives / & / Shoes, Warehouse, (added in pencil) a Door for the / Convenience of the present / Tenant Mr Turner, All Freehold & the Land Tax / under £5 per ann[um] 28 Norwich / Mr Smith / (another hand, Mrs Smith's ?) The Basement consists of a / Kitchen, Duct Ventilation very / extensive arched cellars / and many other conveniences / The Ground floor is represented / on the Plan // The Upper parts comprise a / Sitting room, with a capital / Drawing room (?) measures good / --- [illegible] and Store rooms and several / closets // The which in most substantial / repair (previous hand) Land tax 8.8.0 / Purchase 4500

Medium and dimensions

(27) Pen, sepia, raw umber and yellow washes, pencil on stout wove paper with four fold marks (543 x 373) (28) brown pen on wove secretary paper with one fold mark (201 x 107)


(27) local surveyor (28) Soane


Two bays wide and four storeys high, the house over a shop is rather similar to that in Gentleman's Walk (drawing 26) though even smaller since here the shop is about 15 feet wide, the counting house 12 feet wide and the warehouse 13 feet wide. One of 14 premises that the Bank of England was offered before settling for a property in Queen Street (q.v.).



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