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SM 3/1/6


[3] Ground floor plan: design No.2


The Plan of the Principal Floor, Design / No2


to a scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot


as above, James King Esqre, labelled Portico, Drawing Room, Breakfast Room, Gentlemans Room, Staircase, China Closet, Water Closet, Eating Room, dimensions given, including Extent 48' 9'' and Extent 48':9 (sic)

Signed and dated

  • 00/02/1805
    Copy / Lincolns Inn Fields / Febry 1805

Medium and dimensions

Pen and black wash, partly pricked for transfer, on wove paper (580 x 456)


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


Compared with drawing [2] the layout is symmetrical and thus more formal. The entrance corridor now has three pairs of columns and the stair is moved to the top right-hand corner.



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