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image SM 3/1/5

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SM 3/1/5


[2] Ground floor plan: design No.1


The Plan of the Principal Floor, Design / No1


to a scale of ¼ inch to1 foot


as above, James King Esqre, labelled Portico, Entrance, Eating Rooom, Drawing Room, Gentlemans' Room, Closet, Staircase, Water / Closet, Closet for / Great coats, Breakfast Room and dimensiions given including Extent 48':9'' and Extent 47':9''

Signed and dated

Copy / Lincolns Inn Fields / 2d Febry 1805

Medium and dimensions

Pen and black wash, pricked for transfer, on wove paper (585 x 456)


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


Of the three designs (see drawings [3] and [4]) this is perhaps the simplest so that each of the four rooms is of a different size with the eating room as the largest.



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