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SM (3) 56/1/32


Initial survey drawing of premises in King Street


3 Plan of the Ground Floor and Plan of the First Floor with rough section through an unidentified room


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


as above, labelled: Ceiling, Floor, A (3 times), B (4 times), C (3 times), D (3 times), G, and some dimensions given, with some calculations in pencil

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pricked for transfer on thin wove paper with six fold marks (340 x 572)


Thomas Heath, clerk of works


The key to the letters on drawing 3 is unclear, although it may be explained in a separate letter or specification. Thomas Heath, the clerk of works who made these drawings, had the same role for the branch banks in Swansea, Bristol and Norwich.



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