[ A Grand Regency Town House: Two Architectural Plans of 43 Berkeley Square. ] Two finished manuscript floor plans by Joseph Hobbs of the town house of Sir John Harington, 'In its present state' and 'with proposed Alterations'. With three receipts.

[ Sir John Edward Harington of Ridlington, 8th Baronet (1760-1831); Joseph Hobbs, planmaker; Berkeley Square, London ]
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Both plans by 'Joseph Hobbs | 30 Margaret Street' [ Cavendish Square, London ] Both dated 'June 1815'.
SKU: 19520

Each of the two plans is on a 46 x 60 cm piece of wove paper. Both have the name of the details of the planmaker at bottom right: 'Joseph Hobbs | 30 Margaret Street'. Two finished and professional floor plans of a grand Town House. Both items are aged, worn and creased, with closed tears, but would respond well to archival repair. ONE: 'Sir John Harington Bart | Plan of House Berkley [sic] Square | In its present state | June 1815'. In black and white, with grey shading. Five plans in a line: 'Basement', 'Parlor Floor', 'Drawing Room', 'Two Pair Floor' and 'Attic Floor'. TWO: 'Sir John Harington Bart | Plan of House Berkley [sic] Square | with proposed Alterations | June 1815'. In black ink with pink shading. Four plans and an elevation in a line: 'Basement', 'Parlor Floor', 'Drawing Room Floor', Two Pair Floor' and 'Elevation of Back Front'. Also included are three receipts. ONE: Autograph Receipt on paper embossed with tax stamp, from 'C. Eales | 13 Brewer St Soho', dated 'London May 2nd 1832': 'Received of the Exors of the late Sir John E Harington the Sum of Five pounds two Shillings & 1½d being the One Quarters Ground Rent of House No. 43 Berkeley Square from Lady day 1831 to Midsr. | for The Earl of Haddington'. TWO: Printed Receipt, headed 'Berkeley Square', made out in manuscript to 'the Exrs. Of Sir J. Harington, Bart.' and signed by Charles Rice. 3 July 1834. For £4, 'being [one] Quarter Rate assessed on the Proprietors and Inhabitants of Houses, &c. in Berkeley Square, by Virtue of the Act for Inclosing, Paving, Cleansing, Lighting, and Adorning the same Square: due [Midsummer 1831]'. THREE: Manuscript headed 'Exors of Sir John Harington | In Account with Berkeley Square Trust'. Regarding a bond, interest and rates between 1831 and 1834. Docketed on reverse, including: '1834 | July - £53. 10 – | A/ & receipt respectg Berkeley Square Trust bond for £50 -'. From the Harington family papers. Note: The Square has had many distinguished residents (in.c Robert Clive and Winston Churchill; see Wikipedia), and laid out mid-C18th by William Kent. Its houses were designed by the likes of Robert Adam.