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Reference number

SMA j/11/1

Purpose

[2] Design for south-east part of the basement and part of the offices, by Thomas Ward, 11 October 1824

Aspect

Plan showing part of the Basement on the verso of a progress letter

Scale

bar scale of 3/16 inch to one foot approximately

Inscribed

as above, and (as a continuation of the progress letter on verso): Centre of the House, I have got the Groine up in small Drawing Room / and the cove in Large Drawing Room which the / plasterers have pricked up. I am this Day putting / up the Door in Mezzanine passage which makes / me rather busy as I do those jobs by Country hands // I remain yours most / obligingly Thos Ward, and dimensions given (see Notes for verso)

Signed and dated

Pelwall House / October 11th 1824

Medium and dimensions

Red and black pen with grey wash on laid paper (320 x 400)

Hand

Clerk of Works Thomas Ward, draughtsman
Thomas Ward

Watermark

W Holy Oake, standing Britannia with spear, shield and olive branch and 1816 within crowned oval

Level

Drawing

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