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Reference number

SM 89/6/3

Purpose

[3] Rough survey of outbuildings, twin-towered gatehouse and house

Aspect

Plans of outbuildings (verso) plans of Tower House, sections and elevations of windows

Inscribed

Lord Eliot / Down Ampney House, labelled: Cart House (twice), Stable, Barn, Proposed / ---- / ---, Brewhouse, Copper, Oven, Coach House, Stable, Stalls Part -----, Pig Stye (twice), Steps and some dimensions given (verso, of windows) Tower House, Parlor facing brook, Small Chamber / over Parlor, Drawing Room, Chamber over / drawing room, small adjoining drawing

Signed and dated

21st May 1799

Medium and dimensions

Brown pen ADD

Hand

Attributed to George Mansfield, surveyor 1 May 1797 - December 1800

Notes

The section (on verso) shows the four-bay hall with queen post roof trusses. The sketch elevations of twelve windows led to the replacement of some of them by sash windows. The twin-towered gatehouse of 1537 was demolished in 1963 [see drawings [1]verso and [3] verso).

Level

Drawing

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