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Reference number

SM 64/5/28


[92] Fifth design for stables


A Plan of the Stables, The Elevation of Entrance Front and Elevation of the Side


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


as above, The Right Honble / The Lord Eliot, A, labelled Stables (8 times), Harness / Room (twice), Court, Coach / House (twice), Saddle / Room (twice), Dunghole and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 01/03/1806
    Lincolns Inn Fields / March 1st 1806

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, light red and sepia washes, shaded pricked for transfer on laid paper (654 x 524)


Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808. With a few interventions by Soane.


There are thirty stalls and space for eight coaches in two coach houses. The long side elevation shows a largely two storey building, castellated and with slender buttresses. Soane added two doors to one group of stalls, and a few dimensions.



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