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image SM (13) 56/8/26

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SM (13) 56/8/26


Survey drawing of the ground floor


13 Ground floor Plan of the Premises in Clare Street in the occupation of Mr Fargus


bar scale of ? inch to 1 foot


as above, Mem / The Dwelling House 4 Stories High exclusive / of the Rooms in the Roof. / At present occupied as Warerooms & requires / considerable repairs. / Freehold, subject to a Ground Rent of £15.15.6 / Price asked £4,200 belongs to Messrs Ricketts & Co Castle Bank / The present occupier states he has an agreement / for a Lease for 3 Years. / 215 Squ Yards Building / 27 Squ Yards Passage Court &c, labelled: Front abt 21 feet, Shop / 11ft high, Staircase, Door, Window / 4.8 from Floor, Arched Cellar under / this Room, Room 16.2 high / Rooms in Roof / The Roof and Floor / of upper Rooms require / considerable repairs, Warehouses &c, Low Wall, Paved Yard, Passage common to both Premises, Shop in the occupation of W. Strong Bookseller &c, Buildings 2 Stories in height from Ground and some dimensions given

Medium and dimensions

Pen and warm sepia wash, pricked for transfer on laid secretary paper with one fold mark (405 x 318)


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


Fellows 1825, Britannia with lance, shield and olive branch within crowned oval



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