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image SM 62/8/43

Reference number

SM 62/8/43


[29] Design as executed (?) for a thatched lodge with a pyramidal roof


Plan & Elevation of the intended Lodge


bar scale of ½ inch to 1 foot


as above, Henry Peters Esqr, A B, and fully dimensioned

Signed and dated

  • 13/09/1798
    (Copy) Lincolns Inn Fields Sepr 13th 1798

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia washes, shaded, pricked for transfer on wove paper with three fold marks (680 x 524)


Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808. Information from Soane office Day Book.


The overall plan measures 21 feet 3 inches wide and 24 feet 3 inches long. The almost square plan is divided internally to make four rooms including a kitchen. The fromt has a pair of simple Doric columns, four flintworke pilasters and a cornice with flintwork. The roof is pyramidal and with a central chimney. The result is robustly confident. For an earlier design for a lodge with a thatched conical roof see Netheravon House, Wiltshire, drawings 11-12).



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