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SM 64/4/68


[65] Unfinished copy (as [64]) with additional elevation of single- and two-storey building


Pencil under-drawing of elevation of stables (as drawing [64]) and part section of wall and roof timbers (as drawing [64]) with under-drawing of the two-storey central building with single storey addition (this last as drawing [63])


bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot


H Peters Esqr and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

June 12.1799

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen on wove paper with one fold mark (543 x 675)


Possibly Sir John Soane (1753 - 1837)
No entry under Peters for June 12 1799.


The two-storey building with a single storey projection that includes a 'shed' does not appear in any other of the Betchworth drawings though there is an elevation of the 'shed' in drawing [63] and subsequently in drawing [67].



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