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Reference number

SM (4) 56/1/12 (5) 56/1/7 (6) 56/1/8 (7) 56/1/3 (8) 56/1/10 (9) 56/1/5

Purpose

Variant designs for alterations to the ground floor (and basement), July 1826 (6)

Aspect

4 Plan of the Ground Floor of Mr Gregg's House in King Street Manchester as existing and with pencilled design for alterations; (verso) two rough pencil door elevations 5 Plan of the ground floor King Street 6 Plan of the ground floor King Street 7 Plan of Mr Gregg's Premises / in King Street Manchester 8 Unfinished ground floor plan 9 Plan of the Basement Story of Mr Gregg's premises in King Street / Manchester

Scale

(4-9) bar scales of 1/8 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

4 as above, labelled: Mem. The House / 3 Stories High, and / Cellars, Narrow Street, Warehouse belonging to, and / occupied by Mr Gregg, Narrow Street called Chancery Lane, Private House (twice), rooms labelled: step, Entrance / Hall / Paved with Stone, Dining Room, Breakfast / Parlor, Butlers Pantry, Staircase, Kitchen / paved with / Stone, Water Closet, Store Closet, Passage / 1 Story, Steps to Cellars, Office one / Story high, Paved Yard, Scullery, one Story high, Dust &c , Low Fence Wall, step, Floor / above Yard, Warehouses 4 Stories & Cellars and dimensions given 5 as above, labelled: Warehouses belonging to / Mr Gregg, rooms labelled: Lobby, Banking Office, Counter (3 times), Entrance Passage to House, Staircase, Kitchen / paved with Stone, Strong / Room, Yard, (pencil) Mr Smythe's / Room, WC, Staircase, Mr M'Gregor's / Room and Office 6 as above, labelled: Warehouses belonging to / Mr Gregg and Chancery Lane; rooms labelled: Entrance Passage to House, Private Office, Closet (twice), Clos, Hall & / Staircase, 4 Steps down to / Deposit Vaults / &c &c, Counter (twice) and Desks (3 times) 7 as above, labelled: Warehouses &c belonging to and occupied / by Mr Gregg and Chancery Lane; rooms labelled: desk, desks (twice), counter (twice), flap, Iron Safe &c, Private Office, Water / Closet, Passage to Offices, Steps to Vaults &c / Book Room &c, qy door, Lobby (twice), door, Yard, Dust &c, Entrance to the House / and Offices, (pencil) Kitchen, Half the Scale 9 as above, Arched Ceiling, (pencil) cellar, Iron (3 times) and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • (4, 9) July 1826

Medium and dimensions

(4) Pen, sepia, burnt umber and blue washes, added pencil, pricked for transfer on laid paper (475 x 290) (5) pen, sepia, blue, burnt umber and pink washes, added pencil, pricked for transfer on laid paper (476 x 291) (6) pen, sepia, burnt umber and pink washes, added pencil, pricked for transfer on laid paper (476 x 292) (7) pen, sepia, blue, burnt umber and pink washes, added pencil, pricked for transfer on laid paper (473 x 293) (8) pen, sepia and pink washes, added pencil , pricked for transfer on laid paper (476 x 294) (9) pen, sepia and pink washes, added pencil, pricked for transfer on laid paper (475 x 292)

Hand

(4-9) George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil then assistant 1806-37, curator 1837-60)

Watermark

(4, 7-9) fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar and below, ornate CA (5, 6) C Ansell 1818

Notes

Drawing 4 shows that the existing five-bay house with a frontage of about 58 feet has a generous entrance hall prefaced by semi-elliptical steps and flanked by a dining room and breakfast room with the kitchen and its offices to the rear; the drawing room would have been on the first floor. At the back is a large T-shaped warehouse and another across Chancery Lane; both belong to Mr Gregg. Some alterations to the ground floor are added in pencil including a design for a counter composed of two quadrants. Drawing 5 develops that idea into a three-quarter elipse while drawings 6 and 7 inevitably return to conventional counters and desks in alternative arrangements. Pink wash indicates a few new walls, partitions and blocked openings. The basement (drawing 9) houses the strong room shown on the ground floor in drawings 5 and 6.

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Drawing

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