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image SM 35/2/18

Reference number

SM 35/2/18

Purpose

[2] Ground floor plan, 12 October 1807

Aspect

IncompletePlan for the Alterations and Improvements / of Whitley Abbey

Scale

bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

as above, Lord Hood, labelled Library, Hall, Mr: Hood, Dressing / Room, Corridor, Common Staircase, Lady's Dressing Room, Anti-Room, Drawing Room, Lord Hood, Dressing Room, Cloister (twice) and Porch also (pencil) Kitchen

Signed and dated

Octobr: 12th: 1807

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash, some pencil, pricked for transfer, on laid paper (565 x 678)

Hand

The office Day Book entry for 12 October 1807 has Adams, Malton, Edwards and Bailey working on plans for alterations for Lord Hood

Notes

The drawing is unfinished and only a small part of the kitchen wing is pencilled in on the right hand side.

Level

DRAWING

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