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SM 62/8/36


[24] Sketch design for thatched lodge with four tree trunk columns


Plan and front elevation of a Design for a Lodge (verso, pencil) plan for an octagonal dairy, rough plan and two elevation for a lodge


to a scale


as above and dimensions given (verso, pencil) Housekeeper 20 17 20.17 / / Servts Room / Kitchen 12 - 12 and some calculations

Signed and dated

  • 00/07/1798
    Lincolns Inn Fields July 1798

Medium and dimensions

Pen, burnt umber and sepia washes on laid paper (412 x 329)


Attributed to Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808.


A three-roomed lodge in a rustic style with a thatched roof and four tree trunk columns to the front porch. Two rooms are 13 by 9 feet and the central room is 14 feet wide, the external wall is 8 feet high.



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