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SM (30) 56/8/4


Design for alterations to the ground floor


30 Plan of the Ground Floor of the Premises in Bridge Street Bristol


bar scale of ? inch to 1 foot


as above, Bank of England, The places which receive Light / from the Windows which open into / the Yard are / 1 Upper Room (unoccupied) / 1 Servants Sleeping Room, / Staircase, Passage, / 3 Water Closets, / Larder, / Pantry, labelled: Room belonging to / St Peter Hospital, Staircase &c, Window (3 times), Lower Ward belonging to St Peters Hospital / occupied by Female Lunatics, Window 11ft / above Paving A. / (red ink) now stopped / up, Shutter / plated with / Iron, Shutter (4 times), Yard in Basement, Water / Closet, Door, Steps to Strong Room, Book Room, Banking Room, Lobby, Agents Private Room, Door (3 times), Passage, Waiting / Room, Staircase to / One Pair

Signed and dated

  • 20th Augt 1827

Medium and dimensions

Pen, warm sepia, pink, blue and brown madder washes, pricked for transfer on laid paper (284 x 460)


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


fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar and below, ornate CA



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