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Reference number

SM (1) 28/7/30 (2) 28/7/31 (3) volume 41/ 35v (4) volume 41/36r (5-6) volume 59/144 and 145

Purpose

Design and record copies of design for stables and coach-house, 1783 (6)

Aspect

1 (Sanders) Plan and Elevation of the Offices, Stables &c at Letton Hall - three-quarter plan corresponding with the plans that follow and four elevations of offices and stables. The elevation of entrance front and elevation to garden correspond with elevations that follow with pencil indications of minor alterations to roofs that are taken up in drawing 4 (but not 5). For a copy of part of this drawing see drawing 63.
2 Plan of the Stables & Coachouses, Letton Hall and verso, feint (pencil) elevation of castellated arched entrance
3 Record copy of Plan of the Stables and Coachouses for Letton Hall
4 Record copy of Elevation of the Garden Front of the Stables and Elevation of the Entrance Front of the Stables
5 Record copy of Plan, Elevation of the Entrance Front and Elevation to the Garden
6 Record copy of View of the [entrance front of the] Stable Buildings at Letton Hall

Scale

(1) bar scale of 1/12 in to 1feet (2) bar scale of 1/6 in to 1 feet (approximately) (3) 1/15 in to 1 feet (4) bar scale of 1/10 in to 1 feet (5) bar scale of 1/15 in to 1feet

Inscribed

as above and (1) fully dimensioned and verso (Baldwin) Mr Dillingham / Plan of Offices (2) labelled essentially as the following drawing 3 and verso (Baldwin) Mr Dillingham / Plan of Coachouses & Stables (3) Stable Court / Ninety One Feet, Part of the Kitchen Garden, labelled: Gardeners Tools &c, Passage to the Stable Court, Saddle Horse Stable, Saddles &c, Passage to the Garden, Necessary, Dung Hole, Coachouse Stable, Hay Crib, Harness, Hack Horse Stable, Entrance, For Visitors Carriages, For warming / mashes &c for / the horses, Coachouse, Arched Entrance to the Stable Court / & occasionally a Coachouse, Coachmans room, Staircase to / Corn cham- / ber &c, For Carriages &c, Entrance, Hack House Stable, Hay crib, Saddles / &c, Saddle Horse Stable, Dung hole, Necessary (5) plan labelled as drawing 3

Signed and dated

(3) Novr 1783 - date of original drawing

Medium and dimensions

(1) Pen and sepia washes, shaded, partly pricked for transfer on laid paper with three fold marks (573 x 469) (2) pen, sepia and light red washes, pencil, partly pricked for transfer on laid paper with three fold marks (614 x 518) (3) pen and sepia washes on laid paper (364 x 244), bound into 'Precedents in Architecture' SM volume 41 (4) pen, warm sepia and blue washes, shaded on laid paper (244 x 364) bound into 'Precedents in Architecture' SM volume 41 (5) pen, light pink, sepia, raw umber and blue washes, shaded on laid paper (457 x 273) in an album of 'Miscellaneous / Drawings' volume 59 (6) pen and sepia wash on laid paper (265 x 487) in an album of 'Miscellaneous / Drawings' volume 59

Hand

(1) Soane office hand (2) Robert Baldwin (fl. 1762-c.1804), verso, by Soane (3-4) John Sanders (pupil 1784-90) (5) unidentified pupil (6) unidentified pupil - not the same hand as drawing 5

Watermark

(1) J Whatman and fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar and below, ornate W (2) I Taylor, fleur-de-lis within scrolly cartouche with GR below (3-4) T French (5) Taylor (6) J Whatman

Notes

The unusual plan, broadly suggestive of a horseshoe, consists of a half-ellipse with a court 91 feet wide. The accommodation includes two coach houses, two carriage houses including one for visitors, and stalls for five carriage horses, 10 hacking horses and 14 riding horses. Accommodation for coachmen and grooms is not shown but is on the upper floors over the entrance gate and coach houses. The architecture is plain with round-arched openings, the entrance has a pedimented arch with niches on either side; placed on the centre of each arc, two smaller entrances have parapets with Venetian crenellation. On the verso of drawing 2, is a feintly drawn sketch design for a castellated entrance arch with turrets and battlements.
The original of a drawing dated November 1783 (for copies see drawing 3 and 4) was probably taken by Soane on his visit to Letton Hall of 24 November 1783 (noted in Gurdon papers, 1783-92). In the 'Precedents in Architecture' volume (SM 41/16 verso) there is a copy of a letter from Soane to B.G.Dillingham, dated 28 February 1784, dealing with the stable buildings, which begins 'Dear Sir / I am fearful you will be anxious about the Estimate[s], & am / exceedingly sorry that I have not had it in my power to send them / sooner.... The Garden Wall --- £410 / The three Stables & Coachouses --- 1120 / The other Stables &c in the Circular parts, the two detached Saddle / Rooms, Fence Walls &c --- 755 [total £] 1875 ... when I have the pleasure of seeing you, I can explain fully the several / particulars & possibly I may have supposed things necessary to be / done that may not appear so to you.'

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