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SM 62/8/33


[54] Design - plans


Plan of the Ground Floor including Brewery and Plan of the Chambers


bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot


as above, Henry Peters Esqr and dimensions given

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, red and yellow washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (538 x 338)


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


The ground floor has four rooms with a passagway from the front door and another from a side door near to the brewery. The back room closest to the brewery has a connecting doorand is probably an office. Upstairs are four bedrooms and a smaller (dressing ?) room. The stair has a narrow well and winders on the right-hand side of the landings.



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