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Reference number

SM volume 67/54


[3] Design for a lodge


Ground floor plan


bar scale of 1/2 inch to 1 foot


The Duke of Leeds, A B, a,a,a,a, dimensions given, and The Windows a,a, &c are to be left / in building the Walls and to be blanked up / afterwards when / the Roof is finished (verso) The Duke of Leeds / North Mimms / Hatfield / Herts, black rubber stamped HIGH HOLBORN and red rubber stamp partly legible: R F 31 5

Signed and dated

  • 29/08/1795
    L.I.Fields / Aug:29. 1795
  • 29/08/17995
    L.I.Fields / Aug: 29 1795
  • 20/08/1795
    L.I.Fields / Aug: 29. 1795

Medium and dimensions

Pen, (faded) red and yellow washes on much worn and stained laid paper with 7 fold marks and a hole (578 x 340) affixed to p. 54 of volume 67


Soane office hand (Soane office Day Book missing for this date)


Sent by post to the Duke of Leeds, the plan is symmetrical with an entrance porch balanced by the same-sized but windowless projection, on the other side. Internally the overall space is 14 feet by 21 feet 5. A note specifies that windows marked 'a' were to be 'blanked up afterwards'; these were four windows on the right-hand side of the lodge.



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