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SM 64/6/22


[37] Presentation drawing for siting the farm yard, July 1794


Ground plan overlaid with farm yard


bar scale of 3/20 inch to 10 feet


(upper case) The Earl of Hardwicke, Mr Elsom's / Barn, Mr / Elsom's / House, Garden, Farm yard, The Barn, Fasting / Yard, Cart shed / with / Granary / over, Cow Houses / for / XV Cows, The House, Stable / for / XV Horses, Cart Shed, Yard / for hogs, Mr Ratford's House, Mr Ratford's / Garden, Mr Ratford's / Orchard, Dairy, New Kitchen Garden, Wood, Nursery, Smith's / shop, (pencil) South, East, Road

Signed and dated

  • 5 July 1794
    July 5: 1794

Medium and dimensions

pencil, pen and coloured washes, including green and sepia, within quadruple-ruled black and pink wash border on laid paper with one fold mark and traces of red sealing wax (588 x 470)


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


J Larking and fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar and below, GR


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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