[Plan of property on Basinghall Street] 115A
Medium: Pen and ink on paper
This plan comes from a rent book belonging to the Mercers' Company. One of the most prominent city livery companies, the Mercers' dealt primarily in textiles. Having amassed great wealth, they began to buy property in the City of London, which they then leased to tenants.
In this plan of a warehouse, the names of the tenants and neighbours are recorded. "Each pay £56'' is written in the top corner. Basinghall Street derives its name from the Basings, a wealthy and influential 13th-century family who owned a house there.