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image SM 38/4/1

Reference number

SM 38/4/1

Purpose

[2] Survey of the principal floor, 12 May 1808

Aspect

Plan of the Principal Floor / 13'6'' high

Scale

bar scale of 2/3 inch to 10 feet

Inscribed

as above, labelled: Hay (twice), Corn, Hay loft Floor, Plate / Closet, Butlers / Pantry, Stores, Breakfast Parlor, Water / Closet, Staircase, Drawing Room, Hall, Covered Porch, Dining Room, Mr Teisseir's / Room, Iron / Safe, Counting House, Carriage Drive, Bed, Lodge, Broad Street, No 1 Court Yard in front of House with two Entrance Gates / from Broad Street - Carriage drive round the same / eleven feet wide - Gates the same width - Dimensions / of the same 55 feet in width and 33 feet in depth / from the front of Broad Street / 2 Lodge with Bed therein 12 by 8 feet / 3.4 A small covered Shed and Privy for the use of the Lodge / In the Shed, there will be room for Coals / 5 A Covered Porch for the purpose of ascending to the Hall / in the dry with Steps therein 9 feet wide, rounded on / the edges and of an easy rise / 6 Entrance Hall 16 feet by 12 communicating with all the Apartmts / 7 Dining Room 30 by 20 feet with Windows towards Broad Street / with Balconies, 8 Drawing Room 20 by 27 do...do...do / 9 Breakfast Parlor 20 feet square, windows towards the / back Court Yard, communicating with Dining Room / and Mr Ts Private Room, and having / 10 A Store Room 13 by 10 feet attached to it, such store room / communciates with the Hall likewise / 11 Butlers Pantry 12 by 7 feet, having a Chimney & Sink / in the middle therein, & communicating with / 12 A Plate Closet 12 by 6 feet / 13 Principal Staircase 21 by 9 feet, a Water Closet therein / under the Stairs / 14 Back Servants Staircase 12 feet by 6.6, leading from / this floor to the Chamber floor / 15 Mr Teisseir's room 24 feet by 17.6 entered from the / Breakfast Parlour & communicating with the Clerks / 16 Counting House, which is 21 feet by 16.6 & which has / an enclosed entrance from London Wall / 17 Hay Lofts over Stables with doors in their external / Walls for the admission of Hay, each Hay Loft / 24.2 by 19 feet / 18 Corn Binn 14 feet by 9 and dimensions given, (pencil, hand of Walter Spiers, curator) Case 1 (opposite E under Students Room) / Drawer 74 / A / 7 Sheets Various plans of houses in London / Inventory D page 169-70

Signed and dated

  • 12 May 1808
    May 12th 1808

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash, pricked for transfer within double ruled border on wove paper (460 x 331)

Hand

Francis Edwards (1784 - 1857)
Draughtsman 1806 - 1810.

Notes

The property - a five-bay house with a Covered Porch - is well set back from the street (33 feet) with a Carriage Drive, two gated entrances and a Lodge at the front of the house. It is a mercantile residence, so as well as having a Drawing Room, Dining Room and Breakfast Parlor there is a Counting House adjacent to 'Mr Teisseir's Room', which contains an iron safe. The Counting House can be accessed directly through 'an enclosed entrance from London Wall'.

Level

Drawing

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