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SM 29/2/13


[17] Presentation design, Ground Floor Plan Design No. 2, May 1791


Ground floor plan of Design No II / Baronscourt / A Seat belonging to the Marqviss of Abercorn / with the proposed additions and alterations


bar scale of 1/9 inch to 1 foot


as above, rooms labelled (house) The Hall, Great Staircase, Library, Corridor, Lord Abercorn's / Room, The Marchioness / Library and / Dressing Room, Lord Abercorn's / Dressing room, The Great Gallery, Eating Room, Billiard Room, Anti-Room (offices) Brewhouse, Washouse, Tenants Parlor, Tenants Hall, Agents Office, Store Room, Housekeepers Room, Butlers Pantry, Working pantry, Stewards Room, Servants Hall, Kitchen, Scullery, Bakehouse, (external) Portico, Colonnade (twice), Area (twice) Court (twice) and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • May 1791
    Great Scotland Yard May 1791

Medium and dimensions

Pen, black and sepia washes, pricked for transfer on laid paper (509 x 635)


Pupil 1788-94 Thomas Chawner, draughtsman
Thomas Chawner (1774-1851, pupil 1788-1794)


Portal & Bridges, fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche and below, GR



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