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image SM (2) 56/1/1A

Reference number

SM (2) 56/1/1A

Purpose

Site plan of house in King Street

Aspect

2 (verso) Sketch of outline of / Premises recd from / Messrs Freshfield & (?) Son

Scale

(pencil) bar scale of ½ inch to 3 yards (or 108 inches)

Inscribed

labelled: Back Street and Chancery Lane, Mr Newman at / MrFreshfields, Similar Plan annexed / to the Conveyance to / Mr Greg (sic) dated / 2nd May 1822 / Mem: Messrs Duckworth & (?) Co / Solicitors, Date of Deed 4th October 1763 - / Being a conveyance to Wm Ethelstone Esqre / House in King St Manchester and dimensions given in yards; (verso) as above and Branch Bank / Manchester

Medium and dimensions

Brown pen on laid secretary paper with two fold marks (318 x 202)

Hand

David Mocatta (1806-82, pupil 1821-27)

Watermark

Britannia with lance, shield and olive branch within crowned oval

Notes

The site is 15 yards and 19 inches wide, by a depth of 42 yards and 3 inches (left-hand side) and 36 yards (right-hand side). The dates mentioned are 1763 (an earlier conveyance date) and 1822 when Mr Gregg acquired the property.

Level

Drawing

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