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Reference number

SM 40/4/14


[2] Measured site survey


Plan of the Old Buildings


bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot


as above, Messrs Peters & Co - Fountain Court, labelled: Gateway, Baptist Head Coffee House, Passage and dimensions given

Medium and dimensions

Pen and red pen, pricked for transfer on laid paper with one fold mark (554 x 684)


Soane Office


It is not known whether this drawing was made for Jackson or for Messrs Peters and Richards since 'Messrs Peters & Co' was probably added to the drawing later. Surveying the irregular site must have been a challenge. Diagonal measurements were made for two reasons - one being greater accuracy, the other being to calculate the angles at the corners of the rooms.



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