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Reference number

SM volume 42/155

Purpose

[63] Sketch design by Soane as [62]

Aspect

Plan, part-elevation of verandah, details of wall junctions and openings (verso) Elevation of window and Shutters in Drawing Room

Scale

(verso) to a scale

Inscribed

Betchworth Castle, Pilasters black flints / between Pil: common flint walling / Flint Walling 3:3:10 per Rod, oak posts / on Stone / Cills, dimensions given and calculations (verso) as above, 3'4½", some calculations and (pencil) Dysart (the rest illegible - Dysart may refer to the 5th Earl of Dysart whose younger brother was a client of Soane's see G.Darley, John Soane: an accidental Romantic, 1999, p,65). Verso: as above, dimension given and some calculations.

Signed and dated

June 4 .99

Medium and dimensions

Brown pen, pencil, hatching on laid paper (319 x 407) with four fold marks and folded to fit in volume 42, p 155 (verso) pen

Hand

Sir John Soane (1753 - 1837)
Verso: Soane office hand.

Watermark

C Willmott 1798 and lion with hat on staff and arrows within a crowned oval frame

Notes

Drawn to a smaller scale than drawing [62] the given dimensions are the same for both drawings though the left-hand wing in the drawing catalogued here is smaller than the opposite wing. The ? shed appears also in drawing [65].

Level

Drawing

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