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image Image 1 for SM 39/1/51

Reference number

SM 39/1/51

Purpose

[6] Survey plan of first floor and plan of alterations

Aspect

Plan of the One Pair Floor and Plan of the One Pair Floor / with the proposed Alterations

Scale

bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

as above, The Countess of Pembroke, Grosvenor Square, plan labelled: Window 6 In / from the floor, Square Pane, Splayed, June 1: 1798 /The Moldings of the Dado & round the windows / of the Drawg. room next the Square to be new / The 9" reveal of the 2d room to be splayed 4" / & to leave a 4" reveal all the reveals to be / plaistered. / The folding doors to be made 18" higher from / the present height

Signed and dated

(Copy) Lincolns Inn Fields Apr. 26 1798 and (note at top of sheet) June 1: 1798

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, light red and red washes on thin wove paper with two fold marks (664 x 559)

Hand

The office Day Book has George Mansfield (surveyor from 1 May 1797 to December 1800) as 'at Drawings' for the Countess of Pembroke (for half a day)

Notes

The alterations to the first floor include new back and front windows together with a fireplace and wider and more centred doors for the room with a bay window. These changes were carried out ( see survey drawing [7] made for Robert Knight).

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