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Drawing - The Form and Measure of the South Front and Roofs with the History of the Pilgrim's House in the Parish of Hackney. Taken the 20th April 1741 by Samuel Robinson surveyor.
  • The Form and Measure of the South Front and Roofs with the History of the Pilgrim's House in the Parish of Hackney. Taken the 20th April 1741 by Samuel Robinson surveyor.
    Robinson, Samuel, born 18 - died 18
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The Form and Measure of the South Front and Roofs with the History of the Pilgrim's House in the Parish of Hackney. Taken the 20th April 1741 by Samuel Robinson surveyor.

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1741 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Robinson, Samuel, born 18 - died 18 (surveyor)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pen and ink

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Hon. Arthur Villiers

  • Museum number:

    E.4696-1923

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case Z, shelf 17, box III

Physical description

Drawing showing the roofs and south front of the Pilgrim's House in Hackney. It also has a description of the house written by the surveyor Samuel Robinson.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1741 (made)

Artist/maker

Robinson, Samuel, born 18 - died 18 (surveyor)

Materials and Techniques

pen and ink

Dimensions

height: 17.25 in, width: 14.5 in

Object history note

The Pilgrim's House was on the north side of the western end of Well Street in Hackney. It was originally moated, and probably timber-framed before being rebuilt in brick. It was associated with the medieval order of the Knights Hospitaller (later the Order of St John of Jerusalem) in the 1400s. The house was subdivided among poor tenants, among them chimney sweeps, in the 18th century before being demolished in the early 19th century.

This object was part of the John Edmund Gardner collection of topographical prints and drawings of London. After Gardner's death the collection passed to his son Edmund Thomas, but was sold to Edward Coates MP in 1910. The collection was sold again in 1923 after Coates' death, and was split between various institutions and private collectors. The portion connected with Hoxton, Homerton, Hackney and Bethnal Green was bought by the Hon. Arthur Villiers and donated to the Bethnal Green Museum.

Descriptive line

Drawing showing the roofs and south front of the Pilgrim's House in Hackney, Samuel Robinson, 1741

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Taken from departmental handlist.

Materials

Paper (fiber product); Ink

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Houses; Architecture

Categories

Architecture; London history; Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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