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[Plan of property on Basinghall Street] 115B

[Plan of property on Basinghall Street] 115B

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1769

Shelfmark: Maps Crace IX

Item number: 115B

Genre: Plan

Map scale ratio: 1'' : 6 Feet (1 : 73)

Map scale description: 8" 2/8 : 50 feet

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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.

This is a plan of a shop, the names of the tenants and neighbours are recorded. A note referring to pages in a book probably refers to an accompanying record book of tenancy agreements. Basinghall Street derives its name from the Basings, a wealthy and influential 13th-century family who owned a house there.

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