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  • image SM 34/2/4

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SM 34/2/4


[51] Survey plan of first floor


The Plan of the Chamber Floor with roof plan of western portion


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


as above, The Right Honble / Lord Eliot / Port Eliot, labelled: Skylight, Principal Staircase, Stair Case over / Centrer of House, Upper Part of Eating Room, Opening to Light / Passage of Principal / Floor and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 00/10/1804
    Lincolns Inn Fields October 1804

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash, pricked for transfer on wove paper, two sheets joined (506 x 829)
Pen with sepia and light blue washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper, two sheets joined (508 x 832)


Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808.


The upper (first) floor did not extend to the the west and north west wings and the new but unfinished eating room and drawing room (by John Johnson 1732-1814) were double height. However, there was still room for a good number of bedrooms.



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