[Plan of property on Basinghall Street] 115K
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.
The names of the tenants and neighbours of this property are recorded. Basinghall Street derives its name from a house that stood there, owned by a wealthy and influential 13th-century family, the Basings.