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Reference number

SM 32/2B/1B


[1] Survey plan


General Survey Plan of Lincolns Inn Fields


bar scale of 10/12 inch to 50 feet (equivalent)


as above, Holborn Row, Mr Soane / Mr Soane (against 12 and 13 Holborn Row), Iron Railing, Gate Str, Great Queen Str, Duke Street, The Surgeons / Theatre, Gree, Searles Str, Newman's Row, Iron Railing (twice), NSEW, Garden, Holborn Row numbered from 1 to 29, N S E W

Signed and dated

  • 00/10/1812
    L I F Octr 1812

Medium and dimensions

Pen, light green, sepia and pink washes on laid paper (423 x 545)


George Bailey (1792 - 1860)
Pupil and assistant August 1806 - January 1837. By the same hand as a similar survey drawing [2].


Phipps & Son / 1809 and fleur de lis within crowned cartouche and below, ornate PS


The 'Surgeons Theatre' relates to the RoyalL College of Surgeons, 41-42 (now 35-43) Lincoln's Inn Fields, built 1805-1812 by George Dance (1741-1825) and James Lewis (c.1751-1820). See J.lever, Catalogue of the drawings of George Dance the Younger (1741-1825) ... from the collection of SirJohn Soane's Museum, 2003, pp.159-193



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