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SM 6/1/20


[42] Survey of the water pipes and drains, 1749


Plan of the water pipes in the east end of the park


bar scale of 1/2 inch to 10 feet


Scetch of the Water &c in the East Part / of the Park, plan lettered A to H, M, corresponding to key: A The Drein from the Ponds // B. A Well 6 ft0 Diameter, 4 ft8 Deep, which receives the Water from the Drein A / the Water in which Stands levell, with the Water, in the Piece of Water M // C. A Bason 10 ft0 in Diamr with a Stone Cylender, which Plays from the Drein, or Waste of / the Piece of Water, and runns of in the Drein D in which there is a stop, / to keep up the Water, to fill the said Bason C to its proper levell // NB There are Plugs & Pipes to let out the Water both of B & C / which discharges the Water, into the Drein D // And another Plug to keep the Water from coming back, out of / the Pond M into B &c // E. A Bason 10ft 0in Diamr into which the Sluice G lets the Water, off the Pond // F. The Drein, thro: whcih the Water passes // G. The wooden Sluice, much out of order // H. Drein from the Bason E to the Well I // I. A Well 5ft 0in Diamr from which the Water passes away in the Drein K, Q. why should there be any thing more than the Drein A the Well or // Sespool B arched over, leaving an Opening to be covered with a flap / to come at the Plugs // C. Taken away and the Drein made good // E. Taken away and the Drein made good to I / & I either coverd or left open, with an Upright Fence; (verso, pencil) Scetch of Water & / Dreins Wells &c in the / East Part of Park

Signed and dated

  • 1794
    Datable to 1794 in accord with drawing 40

Medium and dimensions

pencil, pen and green and sepia washes on laid paper with two fold marks (549 x 346)


Soane Office, draughtsman
Soane office of Henry Flitcroft (1697-1769)


GR beneath crown and Britannia within circular bordered frame



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