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  • image SM 8/3/46

Reference number

SM 8/3/46


[49] Working drawing


Half-plan, elevation, section and full size detail


5/12 inch to 1 foot and FS


Henry Peters Esqr, Betchworth Castle, The Greenhouse, Np 1, No Horizontal Bars to be in the / Roof Lights, Stone Cill, The front Sashes to be Ooole (?) / with a ¾ Bar / Bottom part of Door to be bead flush / both sides, The front Sashes open as a / door, see drawing No 3, F F E, The dotted line E shews the / Outside edge of the Cornice / F.F. &c Blocks, Section of the top plate &c taken at / the Pilaster, Iron, A, Pilaster / Sash / Pipe, Section, Capping / Rabit of Sash / Rafter, D B C B, BB Plates 9" wde in the Brickwork / conncected with the plate D by an Iron / at the Angle / C Iron at the back of the Arch to connect / the Plate B B and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 00/05/1800
    Copy Lincolns Inn Fields May 1800

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, yellow and pink washes on wove paper with one fold mark (555 x 680)


Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808.


The half-plan has three and a half glazed sides so that the complete plan would be eight-sided with one longer brick wall with an entrance and seven glazed sides, two of them with 'sash[es] to open as a door'.



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