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Designs for a dairy, 1798-1799 (9)


Alternative designs for a dairy, 1798-1799.
Soane designed a number of dairies among which are designs for Bentley Priory, Wimpole Hall and Letton.
See note to Lees Court for further information on the design of dairies. See also Hamels Park for a note on Soane's use of a primitive, rustic style first found in the designs for a dairy at that house in 1783.


J.M.Robinson, 'Georgian model farms', 1983, pp.92-100



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