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SM 5/1/11


[17] Revised design for addition of porch and breakfast room


The Plan of the Alterations with feint pencil detail of ? truss


bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot


as above, Henry Peters Esqr / Betchworth Castle, labelled Mr Peters Room, Mr Peters dressing / Room, Hall, arch (4 times), equal (3 times), A B E F G c d e f, The Center of the Chimney A determines / the middle of the peir [sic] B / make c - d and e - f equal, The Center of the present window at / E gives the center of the window F / ggg windows the same width as those / in Mr Peters Room G and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 12/05/1801
    Lincolns Inn Fields May 12 1801

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and red washes, some added pencil, pricked for transfer on wove paper with one fold mark (553 x 668) add


Thomas Sword
Pupil January 1799 - 1804. Information from office Day Book.


The re-introduction of a porch, larger and battlemented, has changed the plan of the breakfast room so that the arc of its semicircular form now runs north/south rather than east/west.



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