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SM 64/3/85


[31] Working drawing for the stables, one dated November 1790


Section of roof over ride; section of manger; elevation of mangers; section through center building entrance front; unfinished section of ?doorway; section of roof over turret; section of center buiding & ride, north front; (verso) plan of doorcase to coachouses; plan of doorcases to doors in stable court; doorcases to the interior doors; plan of the sash frames to all the windows in stables; elevation and plan of lunette; elevation and plan of door; elevation and plan of window facing the north side of the court


Scale to the sections mark'd A bar scale of 7/16 inch to 1 foot; Scale to sections mark'd B bar scale of 3/20 inch to 1 foot


as above, A (five times), B (twice), recess, door (twice), window, roof over the ride timbers labelled 7" / by / 5" (three times), 7" / by / 6", 6" / by / 5", roof over the centre building timbers labelled 12" / by / 2½" (twice), roof over the turret timbers labelled 6" / by / 4½", and dimensions given; (verso) Windows in elevation next the lawn, doors in stable court, windows in stables N. Front of Court, The Honble Lewis Thomas Watson, Stables at Lees Court and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • November 1790

Medium and dimensions

Pen and grey, pink and yellow washes, pencil, on laid paper with one fold mark (652 x 557)


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