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SM 46/2/C3


[1] Survey plan of house and outbuildings


Plans of house, yards, stables etc


1/16 inch to 1 foot


John Sowerby Esqr / Putteridge Bury, rooms labelled: Dining Room, Hall, Library, Butlers / Pantry, Ante Room, Water / Closet, Dressing Room, Morning Room, Drawing Room, Servants Hall, Shoe Room, Kitchen, Scullery, Store Room, Larder , Housekeepers / Room, Laundry, Wash House, Bake House, Wood House, Coals, Well, Tank, Kitchen Yard, Dairy, Drying Ground, Tank, Cookhouse, Stable, Dung, Stable, 2 Stables, 4 Stables and dimensions given

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pink, yellow, green and blue washes on wove paper pricked for transfer (375 x 650)


Not a Soane office drawing


'Putteridge' does not appear in a gazeteer. On the drawing it reads as 'Putteridge Bury'

It was quite often the case for Soane to be asked to design alterations and additions for an existing house. For general convenience it might be suggested that a suitable local man be asked to make survey drawings rather than send some one from Soane's office.



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