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  • image SM 62/8/38

Reference number

SM 62/8/38


[26] Variant design for thatched lodge with flintwork


Plan of the Lodge and Elevation of the Lodge


bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot


as above and Henry Peters Esqr and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 11/08/1798
    (Copy) Lincolns Inn Fields, Augst 11:1798

Medium and dimensions

Pen, burnt umber, sepia, red and green washes, shaded on wove paper with one fold mark (532 x 629)


Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808. The Soane office Day Book for 11 August 1798 has an entry: 'Henry Peters Esqr / Sent him the following / drawings of Buildings / to be built at Betchworth / Castle / Plan & Elevation of Lodge / Do of Stables / Do of Dairy / Do Section of an Ice / House / on 4 sheets of Cartridge Paper' and Abt drawings of Betch-/ worth Castle / Mansfield'
George Mansfield
Surveyor 1 May 1797 - December 1800.


The four slender tree trunk columns of drawing [25] are here replaced by two simple Doric columns, the area of flintwork is enlarged and four plain timber pilasters have been added. In a sense, less primitive than drawing [25].



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