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Reference number

SM j/11/11


[9] Preliminary design for sash for a door sash under the Best staircase, 15 March 1827


Elevation of door and plan of sash frame


to a scale


Sash for door under / Best staircase 2'9"3/4 by 2"2½, Purney Sillitoe Esqr and dimensions in pen and pencil; (verso) Sash for door under / best staircase / 15 March 1827, (pencil) qy when changed and calculations

Signed and dated

  • 15 March 1827
    15th March 1827

Medium and dimensions

Pencil and pen on laid paper (320 x 205)


Clerk of Works Richard Hall, draughtsman
Richard Hall


GC & Co 1826



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