Drawing 75 is a reduced copy of the ground floor design shown on drawing 61 while drawing 76 is a reduced copy of the chamber floor design shown on drawing 62 save for the swept corners of a bedroom; the amended nursery window of drawing 75 has been included. Drawings 75 and 76 are dated March 1809, the originals are dated January 1809 and February/March 1809.
Drawing 77 is a reduced copy of the entrance front design shown on drawing 69 while drawing 78 is a reduced copy of the lawn front design shown on drawing 70. Drawings 69 and 70 are dated 10 June 1809, the copies are not dated though the companion plans are dated March 1809.
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