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Reference number

SM (33) 56/11/23 (34) 56/11/24

Purpose

Survey drawing and letter related to Messrs Trivett and Cozens' premises in Rampant Horse Street (2)

Aspect

33 Ground Plan of Premises belonging to Messrs Trivett & Cozens in the Parish of St Stephens / Norwich 34 Letter to John Soane from Messrs Trivett and Cozens

Scale

(33) bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

33 as above, NSEW compass points, labelled: Walker & Greensmith, Court, To Ber Street, Inn Yard, City of Norwich / Public house, St Stephens St, Hardy's Corner, Rampant Horse Street, 57 Ft 6 Ins Frontage South West, Scale of Feet, Premises in the occupation and belonging to Tinkley, Premises late Gidneys, Back Passage to Red Lion Street, Premises belonging to / Smith, Red Lion Street, 56 feet Frontage South East, Shop, To upper Ware / rooms, Back Shop, To Cellars, Sink, Counting room, Safe, Chimney, Ware room (3 times), Shed for Bar Iron, Yard, To upper Ware rooms, Binns &c, Water Closets, Kitchen, Chimney, Closet (twice), Breakfast Room, Chimney, Store room, Closet (twice), Recess, Parlor, Entrance / Hall
34 John Soane Esqr / Bank of England // John Soane Esqr // Sirs // Hearing that you / wanted premises for a Branch Bank / of the Bank of England in this City, / we hereby hand you the enclosed Ground / plan (taken very roughly by our Carpenter) / of our Freehold Estate, which we beg / to offer you for £2000 - possession / may be had immediately - the premises / are situated a very short distance / from the Market Place, against / one of the Principal Streets through (verso): which the London road pass to the / Market Place - any other par- / ticulars which may be required / will be most readily given by / your Obedient Servts / Trivett & Cozins

Signed and dated

  • (33) John Darken (carpenter) (34) as above ('Trivett & Cozins'), Norwich / Augt 12 1828

Medium and dimensions

(33) Pen, partly pricked for transfer on wove paper with two fold marks (392 x 478) (34) pen on wove paper with five fold marks (227 x 364)

Hand

(33) as above

Watermark

(33) J Whatman 1827

Notes

Drawing 33 shows a shop on a corner site, the frontages measuring 57 feet 6 inches on the south west side by 56 feet on the south east side according to the inscriptions, and 62 feet on the north west side according to the bar scale. Messrs Trivett and Cozens were ironmongers, hence the 'shed for bar iron' found in the yard.

Level

Drawing

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