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SM 77/2/1


[19] Survey section through basement and ground floor


Section on the line A B


bar scale of 3/8 inch to 1 foot


as above, Robert Knight Esqr, flue belonging to the old / Library, flue belonging to the old Housekeepers room and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 13/07/1802
    Lincolns Inn Fields July 13th / 1802

Medium and dimensions

Pen, yellow, blue and light red washes, pricked for transfer on thin wove paper (480 x 346)


The office Day Book entry for 13 July 1802 has an entry ...'about Plans &c / Seward / Malton', that is, Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848), pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808 and Charles Malton (1788-?), February 1802 - December 1809


The basement is 9 feet high and the ground floor is 11 feet high; the Ionic columns columns belong to the library but were removed and used for the entrance hall (see [22]) and also drawing [1] of those made for Lady Pemroke.



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