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SM 64/6/25


[36] Designs for siting the farm yard, c. 1794


Ground plan overlaid with farm yard; (verso) rough plan of a path and three buildings, probably the cottages


bar scale of 3/20 inch to 10 feet


The Earl of Hardwicke, Wimpole, Mr Elsom's / Barn, Mr / Elsom's / House, Garden, Elsom's Garden, Out House, Mr Ratford's House, Mr Ratford's / Garden, Mr Ratford's / Orchard, Smith's / Shop, Walks, New Kitchen Garden, Wood, Nursery, lettered A to T corresponding to key: C. Farm House / D. Stable for 15 Horses 75 ft by 25 ft in the clear / E. Naggs Stable / F.F. Cart sheds to hold 8 Carts and 2 Waggons, the Carts to stand two / in depth, they must be 20 ft wide in clear the waggon being 20 ft long / G. Slaughter House for Deer / H. Hog Sties and yard / I. Straw House / K. Slaughter House for Butchers meat / L. Yard to D[itt]o / M. Barn / N. Cow House for 15 Cows 75 ft by 20 ft / P. Calf Penns / Q. Entrance of Roof leading to Kitchen Garden by R / T. Spot mark'd by Mr Emes for Dairy, the front to be / in the wood, the Poultry yard to be an oval in the / open space V. behind it / Mr Harvey thinks the Dove Cott may be detached / from the farm yard / Hay Lofts over the stables & Cow Houses / A Grainery over FI & stow Chamber &c over / F.G., plan labelled in pencil Trees / over / Ratford's / House, 100 by 200 / dimension of / Dairy Court / as settl'd

Signed and dated

  • c. 1794

Medium and dimensions

pen and, brown pen, red wash and pencil on laid paper with 8 fold marks (506 x 405)


Soane Office, draughtsman
Soane office and Soane
SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect
Soane office and Soane


JHL and fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche and below, LVG


D. Stroud, 'The charms of natural landscape: the park and gardens at Wimpole II', Country Life, 13 September 1979, p. 760.



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