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  • image SM 65/1/23

Reference number

SM 65/1/23


[8] Copy of design for interior finishings to the dairy, 17 October 1789


Copy of the plan and laid-out wall elevations in drawing 6


bar scale of 2/11 inch to 1 foot


The Honble Lewis Thomas Watson, section of the dairy, AA The casements in each of these windows / to open inwards // wirework on the outside // The upper pannels of the doors are to have / fly wire only and the circular heads / are to be glazed; except that over the / door into the cheese chamber which / is to have fly wire only, The four cows and four churns are / to be of plaister // The walls are to be stuccoed and the / whole finished in a plain and / useful manner, B. All these parts are to be finished with composition / that will resist the damps and the top edge is / to be beaded // The floor under the dressers is raised with one / course of bricks and paved with ten inch tiles / as is also the floor // The dressers and legs &c are to be of deal to / receive the Milk either in Wedgewood's Ware / or in leaded troughs, A (twice), B (seven times)

Signed and dated

  • 17 October 1789
    Copy Oct 17th 1789

Medium and dimensions

Pen and grey, verdigris, blue and pink washes on laid paper (575 x 421)


Soane office


Portal & Bridges and crowned fleur-de-lis with GR below


J. M. Robinson, Georgian Model Farms: a study of decorative and model farm buildings in the Age of Improvement, 1700-1846, 1983, pp. 92-100.



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