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  • image SM 62/8/56

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SM 62/8/56


[6] Working drawing for an iron gate, 13 August 1785


Plan and elevation of gate with feint elevation of left-hand lodge, and detail of finials; verso, sketch details to ½ full size of Cast Iron palmette and stanchion


bar scale of 1/3 in to 1 foot and full Size


as above, Sir Thos Beauchamp Proctor Bart / Langley Park, A.A. &c These bars to be ¾ of Inch in front & 7/8 deep ^ One Inch Square & to be placed diagonally / thus (diamond shape) / B. &c 3 In: by 5/8 / C &c 1¼ square / D. These bars forming the diamond pannels 3/8 in front and 7/8 deep; and note to [John] Sanders { Don't make the Letters A A &c on / the Elevation but on the plan / be careful in the plan to / distinguish the bars which are / diamond like & those which are / square (in No10 & are marked B, B; Sketch this in only as in this drawg lightly light; from middle to Middle of bars / 5 Inches / as near as / the general / distances will / allow; Round (twice), Flat, one Inch, flat bar, B, (Sanders) Copy of Drawing sent to be executed and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 13 August 1785
    Aug: 13th 1785

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil on cartridge paper (318 x 532)


SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect



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