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SM 39/1/47


[9] Cross section with flues


Cross section showing chimney flues at first and second floors and (pencil) section through basement, ground floor and first floor showing reinforcement to the first floor landing


bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot


Shewn to The Countess of Pembroke / & approved of according / to the Section in Ink, The Countess of Pembroke and (feint pencil) the end of a / bar of Iron fastened / to the landing of / the Stair, Old / Wall (3 times)

Signed and dated

  • 02/05/1798
    May 2d: 1798

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and light red wash, added pencil on wove paper with two fold marks (665 x 545)


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


Additional fireplaces required new flues and the house, though at seventy years not particularly old, needed some reinforcement.



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