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image SM 62/8/6

Reference number

SM 62/8/6

Purpose

[1] Design for lodge, house with dairy and accommodation for cows

Aspect

Plans of design for a Lodge on Constitution Hill and for a house with dairy and alternative plan for house with accommodation for ? cows

Scale

bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

as above, rooms labelled Kitchen, Parlor, Dairy, Washhouse, Wood &c, Wood and some dimensions given, the smallest plan is labelled Lodge and its dimensions are small, that is, 1':9", 6':10", 6':6", 14':1", 4':4" and (the thick wall) 2':10"

Signed and dated

Lincolns Inn Fields October 30 1795

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash on coarse laid paper (332 x 560)

Hand

Soane office

Notes

The drawing shows a (single cell) lodge to the left measuring 14 feet 1 inch wide, an entrance measuring 11 feet 3 inches wide and a wall about 110 feet in length against which is a house with kitchen, parlour, dairy and an upstairs together with a detached washouse and with wood yards. 'Piccadilly' is marked near the entrance through the wall to which the lodge and house with yards is attached.
Another plan, possibly an alternative design, has a compact house with (set at an angle) a wall enclosing stalls or pens for ? cows. The 'dairy' of the first house suggests that cows might have been kept nearby.

Level

Drawing

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