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Reference number

SM 46/5/9

Purpose

[22] Record/survey drawing

Aspect

Elevation of gabled part of south front and elevation of four-storey front to addition with section of wall and (verso) outline drawng of two unidentified details

Scale

to a scale

Inscribed

W.H.Fellowes Esqre / Ramsey Abbey, old floor, old and new floor and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

Recd Augt 10th 1804 from Cook

Medium and dimensions

Pen, red and yellow washes on laid paper (448 x 658 two pieces of paper joined and with added strip)

Hand

James Cook
Clerk of works.

Watermark

fleur de lis with ? scrolled GR and C (or G) P 1800

Notes

Since the drawing came from the clerk of works James Cook to the Soane office it is likely to be a record or survey drawing. The notes 'old floor' and 'old floor new floor' seem to suggest that is the case. In fact, drawing [28] shows a re-design for the south and west sides of the house that have elements which relate to this drawing. See also drawing [53].

Level

Drawing

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