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image SM 2/8/9

Reference number

SM 2/8/9

Purpose

[1] Preliminary design for ground floor

Aspect

Plan of ground floor

Scale

to a scale

Inscribed

Robert Dennistoun Esqre, labelled (in pencil) Sunk Area (twice), Eating Room, Vestibule, Library & Breakt / Parlour, Drawg Room / inclg the Bow, Store Room, Butlers Room, dimensions given and some feint pencil calculations

Signed and dated

Decr 1798

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on wove paper, pricked for transfer, with modern repair (433 x 623)

Hand

Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808.

Notes

This plan differs from later ground floor plans so that, for example, the bow to the west, is not repeated elsewhere, the stair is not central as here and there are two large front windows instead of the four of this drawing.

Level

Drawing

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