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[Plan of property on Basinghall Street] 115L

[Plan of property on Basinghall Street] 115L

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1766

Shelfmark: Maps Crace IX

Item number: 115L

Genre: Plan

Map scale ratio: 1'' : 5.7 Feet (1 : 69)

Map scale description: 6 Scale

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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.

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.

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