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Reference number

SM 67/6/3

Purpose

[4] Plan, simpler version of drawing [3] (20 August 1807)

Aspect

Plan

Scale

bar scale of ½ inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Dimensions recd of (?) Hunch and dimensions given

Signed and dated

Augt 20 1807

Medium and dimensions

Pen on wove paper (344 x 475)

Hand

No entry in the Office Day Book

Verso

Rough pencil plan and perspective of four-bay, pedimented temple-llike building probably not related to a mausoleum

Notes

The centre of the plan is a circlular chamber with six columns approached by a lobby and that gives on to a rectangular chamber that is 7 feet 3 inches wide. The general site (next to Mr Bourgeois's house) is irregular with a frontage of about 21 feet. The design is close to drawing [3] but does not have top lighting and the rectangular chamber is plain,that is, without the twin apses of drawing [3]. Thus a more economical design.

Level

drawing

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