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image SM 39/1/84

Reference number

SM 39/1/84

Purpose

[1] Survey drawing: ground floor

Aspect

Plan of the Ground Floor

Scale

bar scale of ¼ inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

as above, The Westminster Life Insurance Office, labelled Court and dimensions given

Signed and dated

Lincolns Inn Fields 24 th March 1795

Medium and dimensions

Brown pen and sepia wash on coarse laid paper (636 x 514)

Hand

attributed to Thomas Jeans (c. 1775 - 1866), August 1792-25 August 1797

Notes

The building is 35 feet wide and 56 feet 10 inches from front to back. None of the rooms are labelled but since the entrance is into a room 31 feet and 7 inches wide and 20 feet deep it can be assumed that the ground floor rooms are offices.

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Drawing

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