[Plan of property on Basinghall Street] 115D
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.
This is a plan of a warehouse with the names of the tenants and neighbours recorded. In the top corner, ''each pay £56'' is written. Basinghall Street derives its name from the Basings, an influential family who owned a house there in the 13th century.