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Reference number

SM (130) 67/1/11 (131) 67/1/12


Record drawings, 27 February and 21 March 1818 (2)


130 Elevation of the (courtyard) West Side of Stable Yard, Chelsea Hospital 131 Elevation of the (external) West side of the new Stables, Chelsea Hospital (verso) elevation of part of the north range


(130-131) bar scale


130-131 as above and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • (130) Feby 27th. 1818. (131) March 21st. 1818 Mee


(130) Soane office (131) A.P. Mee (1802-1823, pupil 1818-1823) (as per inscription)


(130) 1815


This pair of drawings show the courtyard and external elevations of the west side of the Stables. Drawing 130 (the courtyard elevation) clearly indicates two large-arched, double-doored coach houses.

Both elevations show attic accommodation above, with three simple arched windows on each side (where the grooms' men, coachmen and other staff would presumably have slept). Surmounting the roof is a tall chimney flanked by two panel piers crowned by miniature canopy domes.



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