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image SM 32/2/19

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SM 32/2/19


[5] Ground floor plan titled 'Design No 1', 1 November, 1807


Plan for the Alterations and Improvements / of / Whitley Hall / The Seat of the Viscount Hood


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


as above, Design No 1, labelled Dressing Room, Closet, Water / Closet, Chamber, Bed, Dressing / Room, Lobby, Library, Breakfast Room, Best Staircase, Water Closet, Anti Room, Halll, Porch, Drawing Room,Corridor, Mr Hoood's Room / Lord Hood's Room, Common Staircase, Drying / Room, Strong / Closet, Plate / Closet, Passage leading to the offices, Soap / and / Candles, Store / Closet; Housekeeper, Lobby, Water / Closet, Bed, Butler, Court, Kitchen / Offices &c

Signed and dated

  • 01/11/1807
    Novr: 1st:1807

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pink, sepia and blue washes, triple ruled and sepia wash border, pricked for transfer, on wove paper (490 x 704)


James Adams junior (1785-1850) (pupil May 1806 - June 1809)


In this plan, the kitchen has been moved some distance and has its own court; and with the butler's and housekeeper's rooms between the offices and the forma; rooms, a hierarchy has been established.



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