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Reference number

SM 64/4/76


[25] Elevations and section for twin stables


Elevations and sections


bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot


Elevation of the Poultry on the Line / A.B., Section thro' the Stable and the Stable Court on the Line C.D., Section thro' the Stable Court & Harness Room / on the Line E.F. and a few dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 0/01/1799
    Copy January 1799

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and red washes on wove paper with one fold mark (500 x 670)


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.


The poultry house with its almost egg-shaped plan (drawing [23]) and cresting with almost egg-like balls strikes a light-hearted note.



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