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SM (2) 56/8/17


Survey drawing of the ground floor


2 Plan of the Ground Floor of / Messs Pitt, Powell & Fripps Premises / Bridge Parade Bristol


bar scale of ? inch to 1 foot


as above, labelled: (pen): Bridge, Toll House / now Shop, The "Floating Basin", (pencil): Baized (sic), Glass Door, Door, ?Marbled, Counter, Desk (twice), Stove (twice), Private Room, Closet, Closet / Shelves, fold[in]g, Closet w Pegs / & Drawers, Wood, Stone, Paved with / Stone, Staircase, Steps, Arched, Sitting Parlor, Closet, Beam, Door, Wood Floor, Kitchen, Pump, Sink, Closet, Dresser & Shelves, Trap / door, No water, Cistern over, Iron Guard / Skyl[igh]t / Door & W, Shutter lined / with iron, Pump, Dado to Parlor / Paper / Black ----- (illegible), a. Wrot Door frame 5 bolt fitted in / stone. Door 2.7½ wide 6.2 high / b. Wrot Door Lined with Stone / with well in &c, (in another hand) D / 14 and dimensions given; (red pen, encircled) No 1

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, burnt umber and blue washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (301 x 241)


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


Weatherley & Lane 1818



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