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  • image SM volume 165 fo. 110 v.

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SM volume 165 fo. 110 v.


Plan of ground containing ice houses on the east side of St James's Park, adjoining Cleveland Garden


1 Plan


unscaled sketch plan


In pen and brown ink by Hawksmoor, below plan, Plan of the said Ground; and within plan at bottom, high way 59, and on left, 130 St James Stre.t, and at top centre, Toward St James or Clevland house 613. ft, and at top Ground Desired by Martin.

Signed and dated

  • March 1691

Medium and dimensions

Pen and brown ink over pencil; on writing paper of volume, 357 x 230.




Strasbourg Lily / 4WR


North is at the bottom of the plan. The additional area required for the ice houses is above the pencil line that runs across the top of the plan.


redrawn Wren Society, XVIII, p. 71, alongside transcript of petition



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