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Reference number

SM 65/1/8


[37] Designs for a small dairy


Elevations of front (as [36]) and back


bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot


Elevation of a Dairy

Signed and dated

  • 00/07/1798
    Lincolns Inn Fields July 1798

Medium and dimensions

Pen, burnt umber, sepia and green washes, shaded on laid paper (470 x 286)


Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808. The Soane office Day Books give Seward as working on the dairy for Henry Peters Esqr on 18 July 1798 and also on 19 July.


J Larking


The lower elevation shows the front of the dairy with a porch and tallys with the plan [36]. The other elevation showing the back of the dairy with a window and a door does not fit the plan being larger than the extension shown there and not having a back door. The use of thatch for the roofs and the rugged look to the walls give an impression of rural simplicity but also provided good insulation.



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