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  • image SM 29/1/10

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SM 29/1/10


[2] Design and survey drawing, Principal floor, 1786-7


Plan of the Principal floor of Chillington the Seat of / Thomas Gyffard Esq with note NB. The parts covered wth Red / is at Present Built


bar scale of 1/16 inch to 1 foot (approximately)


as above, rooms labelled Aa B C D Eeee F G H I K L with a key: Refferences (sic) to the Plan / Aa Butlers Pantry & Plate Room / B Servants Hall / C Stewards Office / D House keepers Room / Eeee Kitchen Scullery & Larders / F Brewhouse / G Bakehouse / H Washouse & Laundry over do / I Working Dairy / K Milk do / L Ladys do;(added by another hand) NB: the breadth of Drawing and / Parlour with the wall is exactly 48ft 9Inch / the whole length of the building / to the outside of the offices is 131ft 9Inch followed by two sums adding 48..9 to 48..9 to 30 feet total of 127 feet 6 inches and 131..9 to 127..6 total of ? (smudged) 154.3 and below) 004.3. A further note pasted to the top of the sheet - The worLin beare 29 feet by 15-9 / The Land Size 31 ft by 15 ft / the (?) wose long 24 by 15 ft

Signed and dated

  • 1 May 1786 - 27 October 1787
    datable to William Heaton's period as clerk of works at Chillington, 1 May 1786-27 October 1787

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and pink washes, pencil within double ruled border on laid paper with old (office?) repairs and backing


Clerk 1786-88 William Heaton, draughtsman
William Heaton (clerk 1786-88) see note in group folder. Title inscribed by John Sanders (pupil 1784-1790) and the notes of measurements by an unidentified hand (builder/surveyor ?)
Sanders, John (1768--1826) - Library - Catalogs
William Heaton (clerk 1786-88) see note in group folder. Title inscribed by John Sanders (pupil 1784-1790) and the notes of measurements by an unidentified hand (builder/surveyor ?)


fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche and LVD below



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