Houses standing on the west corner of Chancery Lane; 1815

John Thomas Smith

 
Houses standing on the west corner of Chancery Lane; 1815
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 28cm

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Houses standing on the west corner of Chancery Lane. One the images in J.T. Smith's 'Ancient topography of London' showing medieval or Tudor buildings that survived into the 18th and early 19th centuries. Timber-framed buildings from this period were typically 'jettied', meaning that the upper storeys leant out into the street and were supported on brackets. Jetties could make the streets narrow and dark. They also increased the fire risk as it was easier for a fire to spread across a street if the houses were close together.

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Artist/Photographer/Maker
 
Date
 
1815 AD - 1815 AD
Image Number
 
013138

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