[A drawn plan showing the houses in Great and Little Ormond Streets, Red Lyon Street, Lamb's Conduit Street, and Millman Street]
Draughtsman: Robins, T.
Medium: Pen and ink on paper
This plan is drawn on vellum and dates from 1752. It records the plans and ground rents of individual properties in Great and Little Ormond Street, Red Lyon Street, Lamb's Conduit Street and Millman Street. The plan is flanked by corresponding tables listing the annual rents and expiration dates of the leases. The title and scale bar are presented in decorative cartouches and the compass rose is treated in the same ornamental fashion with gold detailing.
In many of the dwelling outlines ''peppercorn'' is written under the name of the occupant, referring to a low rent.
Inscription at top centre: A X-mas 1686. A Lease of the Undermenshon.d ground was granted to Dr. Nich.s Barton, by the ffeofees of Rugby School for 50: y.rs at 50:P ann. and some-time after the Dr. assignes ye same to S.r W.m Milman Kt. and in 1720 by a decree in Chancery ye sd. ffeofees did Grant to S.r W.m a [illegible] term of 43 ys: from the expira:n of ye beformenshon.d Lease at 60P ann which sd. last lease will expire at Xmass 1779.