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image SM volume 59/79

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SM volume 59/79


[53] Presentation drawing showing an alternative design for a second addition, Ground floor plan, 15 October 1789


Ground floor plan


bar scale of 1/14 inch to 1 foot


The principal floor of Bentley Priory with the proposed additions, 30 feet diamr, 30'0" by 24'0", 19'7"½ by 24'0", 17'0" by 30'0", 24'0" by 36'0", Hall / 44'0" by 30'0", Vestibule / 24'0" by 10'0", Entrance for Carriages / 24'0" by 12'0", 50'0" by 30'0", 40'0" by 30'0"

Signed and dated

  • 15 October 1789
    Welbeck Street Octr 15th 1789

Medium and dimensions

Pen and grey and pink washes, pencil, within single-ruled and pink wash border on laid paper (475 x 291)


Attributed to Sanders, John (1768--1826) - Library - Catalogs, draughtsman
attributed to John Sanders (1768 - , pupil 1784-90)


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Drawing 53 has an entrance for carriages on the north front leading into a lozenge-shaped vestibule and further into a large hall. The front elevation is not aligned with the back elevation. The design may be an attempt to make extensive alterations to the old house while maintaining its structure.



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