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SM 5/1/2


[4] Survey elevations of west and east fronts


The Elevation of the West Front and The Elevation of the East Front


bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot


as above, Henry Peters Esqre Betchworth Castle

Signed and dated

  • 11/07/1798
    Lincolns Inn Fields July 11 1798

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepppia washes, shaded, pricked for transfer on laid paper with one fold mark (559 c 694)


Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808. Information from the Soane office Day Book.


The east or back front is two storeys high and about 13 bays wide. The left-hand part is castellated and houses . eating room, hall, drawings room and breakfast room. The five bays on the right house one end of the stables, the brewery, washouse and dairy.



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