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Reference number

SM volume 67/37


[7] Design for alterations, 17 September 1801


Section from Front to Rear


bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot


as above, Hammet Esqr and some dimensions given; (verso, pencil): Mr Hammet

Signed and dated

  • 17 September 1801
    Lin Inn Fields Sept 17 1801

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, sepia and light red washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (577 x 686)


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


WL 1794


This section shows the addition of attics and garrets and the extension of all floors of the house towards the rear. The projecting balconies or bows have been added in pencil.



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