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SM 77/3/6


[68] Working drawing


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Henry Peters Esqr / Betchworth Castle, No.6 frames of Sashes plan of / the frames / below full size middle / Sash to hang upon (?) centers, No 4 frames of Sashes Plan of the / frames below full size the sash to hang upon (?) Centers, labelled: Yelow Deal (3 times), Middle --------- [illegible], Sashes & frames for Stables, Oak Cill and some dimensions given (verso) Henry Peters Esqr, Oak Top Rail / full size, Oak (twice), Bottom Rail, Racks for Stables, No 14 - Rack

Signed and dated

  • 22 March 1800
    Copy Lin: Inn Fields March 22 (?) 1800 The date of year is not clear. The office Day Book has no entry for Mr Peters on 22 March 1800

Medium and dimensions

Pen on coarse laid paper (512 x 323)


Soane office


The windows, in two sizes, take the form of a Diocletians window, that is, semicircular in form and divided by two mullions, the centre part being larger than the sides. This Neo-Palladian solution came from William Kent (1685-1848) who first used them in 1731 for the Royal Mews at Charing Cross and then for the stables at Houghton Hall, 1733-4 (G. Worsley, The British Stable, 2004, pp.138-8



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