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PLAN of the ESTATE of Thos Seckford, Esq. Lying in Clerkenwell, in the County of Middlesex; Given for the Support of his ALMS -HOUSES AT WOODBRIDGE, in Suffolk. 1587. (Taken in 1764)

PLAN of the ESTATE of Thos Seckford, Esq. Lying in Clerkenwell, in the County of Middlesex; Given for the Support of his ALMS -HOUSES AT WOODBRIDGE, in Suffolk. 1587. (Taken in 1764)

Engraver: Lowell

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1792

Shelfmark: Maps Crace Port. 15.42

Item number: 42

Length: 178

Width: 254

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Plan

Map scale description: ca. 1 3/4" : 200 feet

This is a plan of Thomas Seckford's estate in Clerkenwell. A note at bottom left states that the estate is to be leased in 6 parts for 60 years each. It seems that there was intention to colour the plan as the key refers to colours. ''New Prison'' is marked just left of the cartouche.

Clerkenwell Bridewell was built in 1616 as an overflow for Bridewell and was hence known as ''New Prison''. An additional ''New Prison'' was built adjacent to it later in the century to relieve pressure on Newgate.

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