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SM 64/5/32


[93] Rough 'final' design


Ground floor plan with part plan of roof


to a scale


Ld Eliot, Final, labelled Gate, Coach (4 times), Coachouse (4 times) Saddlery, Corn, Harness, Arched / centre, dimensions given including 127 feet and some calculations

Signed and dated

  • 11/03/1806
    March 11: 1806

Medium and dimensions

Pen with hatching, pencil, partly pricked for transfer on laid paper (559 x 334)


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


For the first time, the symmetry of the plan has been broken to alllow for the additon (right hand side) of a saddlery, corn store and harness room. Marked 'Final' , the plan was re-drawn in a neater version to a larger scale (see drawing [94]). Feint pencil shows the form of roof for the bottom left-hand wing.



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