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  • image SM 64/4/74

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SM 64/4/74


[23] Plan for twin stables


The Plan of the Stables


bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot


as above, Robert Dunniston Esqre, labelled Stable Court, Pump (twice), Stables (3 times), Coachouse (twice), Entrance (twice), Saddles, Byre, Sow House, Sow Court, Trough, Dung / Pit / Open, Dung / Pit / covered, A B, C D , E F, and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 00/01/1799
    Copy January 1799

Medium and dimensions

Pen and red wash, pricked for transfer on wove paper with one fold mark (499 x 669)


Attributed to George Mansfield, surveyor (1 May 1797 - December 1800). The Soane office Day Book records him as working for eight days from 2-11 January 1799. Seward and Sword are mentioned on 1 and 2 January.


As Gavin Stamp comments in his article ('Soane in Glasgow', Georgian Group Journal, volume XIII 2003, p.190) 'The intended location of these structures is not recorded, but the dimensions and the trapezoidal outline of the plan indicate that it would not have fitted on the Buchanan Street plot. However the fact that the plan indicates twin entrances and two separate stable courts separated by a wall suggests that it might have been a design for a double stable prepared for both Dennistoun and Charles Stirling [next door neighbour], possibly for one or more of the separate and irregularly shaped plots beyond their gardens which fronted the older country lane which became Mitchell Street to the west of Buchanan Street. It is unlikely to have been carried out'.



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