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Reference number

SM (15) 56/1/31 (16) 56/2/1


Survey drawings (2)


15 Outline plan 16 Plan of warehouses


(15) bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot (16) bar scale of ¼ inch to 1 foot


15 labelled: King Street, and dimensions given, with some calculations in pencil; (verso): Mr Bailey / Surveyors office / Bank of England 16 labelled: Passage, (pencil) Chancerey [sic] Lane, and dimensions given; (pencil, added later) H 6 Sheets

Medium and dimensions

(15) Pen, pricked for transfer on thin wove paper with six fold marks (582 x 349) (16) pen and sepia wash, pricked for transfer on wove paper with three fold marks (565 x 660)


(15, 16) Thomas Heath, clerk of works


The dimensions given on drawing 15 vary from those on drawing 2, as does the shape of the rear of the premises. Subsequent drawings by George Bailey show the true shape of the site.



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