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SM 29/2/2


[22] Design for alterations and additions, Ground Floor Plan, December 1795


Ground floor plan


bar scale of 1/17 inch to 1 foot


The Marquis of Abercorn (Baronscourt, rooms labelled: Dressing Room, School Room (3 times), Doctors Shop, Still Room, Housekeeper, Steward, Larder, Kitchen, Eating Room, Ante Room, Hall, Agents Office, Tenants Hall, Drawing Room, Dressing Room, Bed Chamber, (top) Study, Billiard, Tea Room and Gallery; (pencil notes by A.T.Bolton, curator 1917-45)) North, South, East, West, Bank (twice), Note / Cicular Walls / in straight Courts / Arch behind / altered 1830 ?

Signed and dated

  • December 1795
    Robt Woodgate / December 1795

Medium and dimensions

Pen, black, sepia, light red, yellow and blue washes, with double-ruled black pen and sepia wash border, pricked for transfer on wove paper (454 x 565)


Clerk 1788-91 Robert Woodgate, draughtsman
Robert Woodgate (? -1805, clerk 1788-91, clerk of works at Barons Court, October 1791-c. 1796, architect of post-fire alterations, 1798)


D.Stroud, Sir John Soane architect, 2nd ed., 1996, p.150-1: Irish Architectural Archive, (online) Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720-1840 (Woodgate)



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