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  • image SM 30/1B/16

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SM 30/1B/16


[16] Copy of design for alterations and additions to the north front of the house and offices, June 1791


Elevation of of the five-bay north front of three storeys and basement and of the three-bay return elevations with Section of the Larders, Section of Mezzanine, and section showing the Line of the 1¼in Boarding of the Flatt over Mezzanine / Rafters 9in wide at the head and 1¼ thick / Ceiling floor of the Mezzanine


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


as above, Hicks Beach Esqr, Old House, Intended / level of the / Ground, Cement of Flatt, N.B. The Paving of the new Kitchen / is to be 1:7" below the top of the / Step in this doorway, Blank (or Bl) Sash (12 times), Stone Cornice to accord with the present (twice), Stone Cornice 2"½ thick in front, Those Windows to be / like the present front / Windows in Basement, Level of the Paving of the the New Kitchen 15Ft 10inbelow the top of the present plinth, All the Windows above the Basement / are to have Arches of Brick only (no Key Stones) / of the height of the Arches to the old Windows / the Stone Sills to be also similar to the old / & the heights of the Windows to range, These Lattice Partitions to have / Fir Plates Top & Bottom 3in thick / the Bars to be whole deal morticed / into the top & bottom plates & / ledged with ¾ deal Nails the / one 13 in wide, the other 4 inch / wide as figured in the Section/ these Rails to be double / & the new Bars to run / between those / & nailed to them (with thumbnail detail) and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • c. June 1791
    not dated, datable to c. June 1791 in accord with drawing 15

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and yellow washes, some pricking for transfer on laid paper with one fold mark (564 x 687)


Improver (March - June 1791) William Blogg, draughtsman
William Blogg (1767-?, improver March 1791-June 1791)



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