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  • image SM 6/5/1

Reference number

SM 6/5/1


[2] Survey plan of ground floor


Plan of the Principal Floor of Coombe House


bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot


as above, labelled Drawing Room, Slab, Breakfast Room, Parlour, Hall, Dining Room, Area (twice) and running dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 00/05/1802
    Lincolns Inn Fields May 1802

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and light blue washes, pricked for transfer, on laid paper (340 x 567)


attributed to James Adams (1785-1850) (pupil May 1806 - June 1809)


The plan is entirely symmetrical with twin bay windows at the back and generous room sizes, for example, 30 x 22.6 feet for the dining room. The Earl of Liverpool (1729-1808) was known as Lord Hawkesbury in the years between 1768 and 1796.



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