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SM (7) 1/3/7


Presentation drawing showing the square footage of the holdings inside the Bank building on the west side of Bank street


7 Ground floor plan of a Bank building, with holdings differentiated by colour


bar scale


a key: The part (coloured with Indian Ink) occupied by the Sun Fire Office contains / The part (coloured Red) occupied by Messrs Neale, James, Fordyce & Down contains / The part (coloured Brown) occupied by Sundry Tenants contains / The Whole pile contains with each line followed by the square footage, of Building, (Bailey) Plan of the Houses in Bank Street, Cornhill, & Threadneedle Street belonging to the Bank

Signed and dated

  • datable to before 1772

Medium and dimensions

Pen, grey, pink and brown washes within double ruled border on laid paper (320 x 495)


Taylor office




Neale, James, Fordyce & Down was a London banking house from 1752 until its collapse in June 1772. The drawing therefore dates to between 1766 and 1772 and was made by Taylor's office.



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