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SM volume 67/29


[5] Alternative plan No.2 for the ground floor wings


Plan of the Principal Floor with the proposed / Alterations and Additions


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


as above, The RevD W S Willes, No.2, labelled Bed Chamber, Dressing Room, Dressing Room, Eating Room, Best Staircase, Drawing Room, Hall, Staircase, Library, Water / Closet, Gentleman's / Room, Bed Chamber, Childrens Room, Dressing Room and Water / Closet

Signed and dated

  • 07/06/1805
    Copy / Lincolns Inn Fields / June 7th 1805

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and orange washes on laid paper (575 x 695)


Charles Malton (1788)
Pupil February 1802 - December 1809.


The No.2 design includes an outdoor play space for the children and, for example, the minor stair is differently located while the left-hand wing is reduced by several feet.



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