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Reference number

SM 38/3/2


[2] Survey of the front court, garden and stables


General Plan of 'Lindsey House' in Lincolns Inn Fields


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

  • 2 October 1802
    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 [1]). 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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