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image SM 35 /2/11

Reference number

SM 35 /2/11

Purpose

[21] Ground floor plan, 30 November 1808

Aspect

General Plan of the Principal Floor

Scale

bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

as above, Plan for the Alterations and Improvemets / of / Whitley Abbey / the Seat of the Lord Hood, labelled Green House, Apple Room, For / Garden / Pots etc, Water Closet, Drawing Room, Best Staircase Library, Hall, Cloister, Porch, Eating Room, Passage to Offices, Common / Staircase, Plate Closet, Butler, Lord Hood's / Room, Lobby, Servants Dressg Room, Servants Hall, Housekeeper, Kitchen, Scullery,Lobby, Pantry, Larder, Shedsand dimensions given

Signed and dated

Lincolns Inn Fields Novr 30th 1808

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash, double ruled and sepia wash border, pricked for transfer, on wove paper (525 x 725)

Hand

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

Watermark

J Whatman 1804

Notes

The is no surviving survey plan for the ground floor. A comparison with alternative designs made a year earlier ([12] and [13]) and inscribed designs '2' and '3' show [21] as having a more economical plan so that,for example, there is no breakfast room and the 'best staircase' is smaller. On the left-hand side are added a greenhouse, apple room etc and on the right-hand side are the offices.

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