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image SM 34/2/8

Reference number

SM 34/2/8

Purpose

[62] Alternative design No1 for alterations to ground floor

Aspect

Plan of the Principal Floor with Alterations, No 1

Scale

bar scale of 1/12 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

as above, The Lord Eliot, rooms labelled: Lord Eliots / Room, Dressing / Room, Chamber, Dressing Room, Billiard Room, Ld Eliots / Dressing / Room, Chamber, Lady Eliots / Dressing Room, Library, Anti Room, Withdrawing Room, Saloon or Gallery, Hall, Waiting / or / Anti / Room, Porch, Upper part of / Kitchen and Eating Room

Signed and dated

Copy / Novr 12th 1804

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash, pencil, pricked for transfer on laid paper (341 x 560)

Hand

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

Notes

Drawings 62 and 63 made on 12 November show the final alternative designs for the western end of the house. These include differing designs for the stairs as well as (design No.1) for a new eating room on the north side. Neither of these proposals were carried out.

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