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Reference number

SM (48) 56/12/16 (49) 56/12/29

Purpose

Survey drawings of Mr Foster's premises, Queen Street, 1828 (2)

Aspect

48 Plan of the ground floor of the premises on Queen Street 49 Front Elevation next Queen Street

Scale

(48, 49) bar scales of ? inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

48 Queen Street, (in another hand) NSEW compass point, (pencil) Iron Railing and Gates, Unthanks & Foster Offices, (pencil) Large area not --- (illegible) the parts / may be ours include the yard / --- (illegible) lights to Gidney, Paved Court Yard, House and Shop / Gidney, (pencil) Not to be next / Lady day, (pencil) £1000 indenture, (pencil) Church, (pencil) No Party Wall in Attic, Kitchen, Hall, Parlor, (pencil) Part Wall 1½ Bricks, Coats, Butler, Dining Room, (pencil) 2 Cellars under / this, Pantry, Scullery, Larder, Servants Hall, Yard, (pencil) Brand New Wall ab ?9 or 10 ft high, Brewhouse, Garden, (pencil) 8 feet high, (pencil) ab 16 ft / 5 feet high, North, (pencil) The ?Guards & / Copper not / included / all of the --- (illegible) / are 49 as above, The extent of the Front of the House / offered to the Bank which recedes / abt 56 feet from A & B, lettered: A, B

Medium and dimensions

(48) Pen, pencil, black, grey and yellow ochre washes, pricked for transfer within a single ruled border on wove paper with four fold marks, large tear on right hand side (580 x 460) (49) pencil, Naples yellow, burnt Sienna and grey washes within a single ruled border on wove paper with four fold marks (420 x 292)

Hand

(48, 49) local surveyor (48) pencil inscriptions by Soane

Notes

These two survey drawings were made outside of the Soane office but have pencil inscriptions in Soane's (?) hand. Drawing 49 shows a three-bay, three-storey building deeply recessed between two other buildings. The bank measures 44 feet across and is 42 feet deep. The overall site is roughly 88 feet wide and 95 feet in depth.

Level

Drawing

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