Plans and elevations for the 'County Hall of Essex'
Level: Sub-Fonds
Level: Series
Level: Sub-Series
Scope and Content:
Comprises 3 elevations (south, west and north) and a plan of each of the 4 storeys, the ground floor plan including internal layouts for Nisi Prius and Crown courts.
Each plan signed by J. [John] Johnson, County Surveyor, and countersigned by W. Bullock, Clerk of the Peace.
Plans on a scale of 1 inch to 6 feet [1:72].
Dates of Creation:
7 sheets
Not to be produced: use digital images available on Seax (150 dpi).
Physical Characteristics:
Ink and watercolour on paper. Damaged by tearing and surface dirt, and repaired at an unknown date before 2011.
Sheets of similar size up to 460 x 580 mm.
Existence of Copies:
For slightly reduced prints of these plans, made in 2011, see Ph 2/124.
Related Unit of Description:
For a print of the Act of Parliament, 29 George III, c.8 (1789), which empowered the justices 'to authorize the purchase of messuages, buildings and ground' etc. 'for building a new shire house for the County of Essex', see Q/CM 4/19.
Publication Notes:
For discussion, and black-and-white reproduction of main (south) elevation, see Nancy Briggs, John Johnson 1732-1814. Georgian architect and County Surveyor of Essex (Chelmsford 1991), pp. 92, 93.
Not Available:
Use digital image(s).

Key terms

TypeKey termsDescription
Personal Names John
architect, Chelmsford, 1788
Place Names Tindal Square
Shire Hall
Plans and elevations, 1788