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  • image SM 39/1/82

Reference number

SM 39/1/82


[3] Survey drawing: second floor


Plan of the two pair Floor


bar scale of ¼ inch to 1 foot


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

Signed and dated

  • 24/03/1795
    Lincolns Inn Fields March 24 th 1795

Medium and dimensions

Brown pen and sepia wash on coarse laid paper (634 x 514)


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


The large double-height room may have been for the clerks who would have been supervised from the gallery on the third floor (see drawing [4].



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