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  • image SM 65/1/15

Reference number

SM 65/1/15


[43] Working drawing for an octagonal dairy


Plan of the Dairy, Elevation, Elevation of the End and Section


bar scale of 1/3 inch to 1 foot


as above, Henry Peters Esqr, >The Dairy is to be / Coved into the Roof / 1/3 of the height of / the Roof, Cistern, labelled Brick, flush with flints and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 08/10/1798
    Copy Lincolns Inn Fields Oct 8th 17[torn]

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pricked for transfer on wove paper with one fold mark (650 x 555)


Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808. The Soane office Day Book for 8 October 1798 has 'About Drawings of Dairy / Seward'.


Presumably this was the executed design. The next drawing ([44]) shows that the dairy still had some way almost a year later (September 1799).



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