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image SM 35/2/12

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SM 35/2/12


[22] Ground floor plan, 30 November 1808


The Principal Floor


bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot


as above, Plan for the Alterations and Improvements / of / Whitley Abbey / the Seat of Lord Hood, labelled Green House, Apple Room, For / Garden Pots, Water / Closet, Drawing Room, Library, Best Stair, Cloister, Drawing Room, Hall, Porch, Eating Room, Passage to Lord Hood's / Room, Lobby, Servants Hall, Passage to Offfice,Common / Staircase, Butler's Room, Plate / Closet, Part of / Housekeeper's Room and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 30/11/1808
    Lincolns Inn Fields Novr 30th: 1808

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash, with pen and sepia wash border, on wove paper (513 x 725)


The office Day Book has Malton, Edwards and Underwood as working on Whitley Hall


J Whatman 1804


See note to drawing [21] but note that [22] does not include most of the service rooms.



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