Four Plans for the development of the Central London and the building of the Public Record Office 1847
Four plans for the development of the City of London and the building of the Public Record Office. No.I Plan of the Rolls Estate and of other properties in the Neighbourhood thereof shewing how they would be affected by the creation of the proposed Public Record Office and by Public Improvements by James Pennethorne, January 1847. Lithographed by Standidge and published for the House of Commons by Hansard. On paper size 82 by 53 cm. Scale 50 feet to the mile. A detailed plan of the land east of Chancery Lane and either side of Fetter Lane to the north of Fleet Street. The plans are superimposed on the streets around Cliffords Inn and St. Dunstan’s Church. Hand-coloured. Has been folded. Cropped tightly to the left margin and with a small closed tear to one edge. A colour-coded key explains the ownership of the various estates. VG condition. Plan shewing Public Improvements suggested in connection with building a Public Record Office on the Rolls Estate by James Pennethorne, lithographed by Standidge and published by Hansard for the House of Commons, January 1847. A large street plan of part of London bordered by Oxford Street and Leicester Square in the west and Smithfield, St. Pauls and Blackfriars Bridge in the east. On paper size 95 by 44 cm. Scale approximately 150 feet to the inch. Some hand colouring. The planned new road developments and the building of the Public Record Office have been superimposed on the existing street map. Has been folded. Cropped outside the left margin of the map. VG condition. Plan no. III as above, on paper size 51 by 40 cm. Scale 50 feet to the inch. A plan of the proposed Public Record Office in the Rolls Estate between Carey Street, St, Dunstan’s, Clifford’s Inn and a rebuilt Fetter Lane. Plan IV..as above..Floor Plan of the Proposed Record Office Plan shewing Public Improvements suggested in connection with building a Public Record Office on the Rolls Estate by James Pennethorne, lithographed by Standidge and published by Hansard for the House of Commons, January 1847. VG condition.