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SM (12) 56/8/23


Survey drawing of the ground floor


12 Ground floor Plan of the Premises on the Broad Quay, in the occupation of Mr J.B. Jacques


bar scale of ? inch to 1 foot


as above, labelled: Passage, Shop / 9'10'' high, Iron Warehouse, Paved with Stone / & Marble, Staircase, Stone Steps, Sitting Room / Stone Floor / Arched wash house &c / beneath, Store Closet, Iron Grating to / admit light to Basement, Yard, Apertures, 2 Stories High / Old and in a very dilapidated / condition, Apertures to admit light, Steps up to Warehouses &c, Iron Warehouse, Yard, Warehouses &c 4 Stories high exclusive of Roof, Bakehouse &c, Marsh Street and some dimensions given, (red pen) No 3; (verso): (brown pen) Broad / Quay

Signed and dated

  • 3d Oct 1826

Medium and dimensions

Pen and warm sepia washes, pricked for transfer on two sheets of wove paper, affixed (482 x 386 and 263 x 201)


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


T Edmonds 1824



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