bar scale of 5/7 inch to 10 feet
as above, The Honble Spencer Perceval, labelled: Lincolns Inn Fields, Gate (twice), Court Yard, Garden, Stable Court (twice), Cistern, Stable (twice), Coach House (4 times), Dung / hole, Mews and dimensions given
Signed and dated
Lincolns Inn Fields Oct 2d 1802
Medium and dimensions
Pen and sepia washes, pricked for transfer on laid paper with two fold marks (694 x 563)
Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808.
This drawing shows the front courtyard and the rear garden and stables, with a blank space that is occupied by the house (surveyed in drawing ). The site is very deep, extending more than 325 feet from front to back. Another drawing in the Soane Museum shows the neighbouring house, No 61, with a similarly long and narrow site (SM 38/10/1). In front of the house is a 'Court Yard', 42 feet by 57 feet 10 inches, with two gates. Behind the house at a lower level is the garden, divided in half by a party wall but with access between the two halves at either end. At the rear of the site, which is a little wider than the front at 60 feet 7 inches, are the stables and coach houses. The rear part of the site was lost with the building of Kingsway in 1905.
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