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Reference number

SM 42/107


Preliminary design


Rough plan of a square building linked to two semicircular compartments (one labelled Dairy) and an existing building by four small domed lobbies. Drawn over a variant plan.


as above and Servant[s hall], Dry / Room, Scald[ing room], Chur[nin]g, S--les (illegible, Scales ?), Kitchen and 1.6 (1 ft 6 ins) twice

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, brown ink and brush on laid paper (235 x 388)




J Larking


This seems to be a scheme for adding a service wing accommodating a dairy and its related functions as well as a kitchen and servants hall.



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