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image SM (42) 56/11/30

Reference number

SM (42) 56/11/30


Survey drawing of a property in St Giles' Street


42 Ground floor plan


bar scale of ? inch to 1 foot


St Giles Street, Warehouse (twice), Passage to Captain Bradshaws, Garden, Curriers Arms Yard, (pencil) Norwich, and some dimensions given

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and black wash on wove paper (364 x 470)


local surveyor


J Whatman 1827


The building measures 44½ feet across by 42 feet deep.



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