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image SM 6/4/26

Reference number

SM 6/4/26


[50] Working drawing for the new work to the first flloor


Plan of Chamber Floor


bar scale of ¼ inch to 1 foot


as above, W R Cartwright Esqre, Aynho, labelled Double partition, Staircase, Upper part of Housekeepers / Room, (pencil) ? Large Bath, Mr Cartwright / Dress Room, Water Closet

Signed and dated

  • 20/05/`800
    Copy L.I.Fields May 20th 1800

Medium and dimensions

Pen, red and sepia washes, pencil, pricked for transfer on wove paper (677 x 558)


The office Day Book for 20 May 1800 has 'Sword' and 'Seward' as working for Mr R.E.Cartwright. that is Thomas Sword (pupil Jnauary 1799 - 1804) and Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848) pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808


This unlabelled plan shows Mr and Mrs Cartwright's bedroom, a large dressing room with two recesses for Mrs Cartwright and a smaller dressing room for Mr Cartwright, together with a 'Powdering Closet' and a water closet. See also drawing [33] for a plan of the first floor and drawing [51] for the dressing room for Mrs Cartwright.

It seems that the housekeeper's room was double-height.



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