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image SM 35/2/23

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SM 35/2/23


[18] Addition to a 40 foot outbuilding etc, 23 November 1808


Plan of building and ? of addition to grounds


bar scale of 1/10 inch to 1 foot


The Right Honblle Lord Viscount Hood

Signed and dated

Novr 23: 1808

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash, pricked for transfer, on wove paper (340 x 571)


The office Day Book has Malton, Adams, Edwards and Underwood as working on plans for Lord Hood


The existing building is 40 feet 4 inches long and has three openings to one side; the 20 feet 8 inch addition has a stair. The other part of the drawing (two lines, 3 small circles) is puzzling but may be part of a landscape design?



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