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image SM volume 41/75 recto

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SM volume 41/75 recto


[10] Record copy of external details, Windows on the hall storey, May 1786


Dressings to Windows on the / Hall Story at Chillington


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as above, The same Architrave to the Windows on the / Bed Chamber floor, only to be 6 In: on the face / NB The Plinth of the Window is not to / return round the Architrave but to / be in a Line with the front of it as / at A, labelled A Line of Plinth or Cill and (cancelled) Face of Brickwork

Signed and dated

  • May 1786
    May 1786

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil on laid paper (364 x 244) bound into 'Precedents in Architecture' SM volume 41


Pupil 1786-91 John McDonnell, draughtsman
John McDonnell (1770- , pupil 18 March 1786-91)




The architraves for all of the windows to the entrance (east) front and the return north front were similar; the ground floor windows on the east front and alternative windows on the north side having the addition of cornices. Recent photographs of the house show that the details catalogued here are 'as executed'.



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