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SM 65/1/21


[6] Design for a dairy, 9 August 1789


Elevation towards the lawns, elevation towards the court, section from A to B, section from C to D, ground floor plan; (verso, pencil) rough detail of moulding and elevation of semicircular window


bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot


as above, The Honble Lewis Thomas Watson, Dairy at Lees Court, stone coping, roof to be slated, cornice like that to the offices, stone coping, this plinth to range with that to the offices, dairy, cheese / room, coals, wellhouse, wood, washouse, slated, cornice like that of offices, bond (four times), stone coping, pantiles, single cornice & fascia 4 inches deep, slated, pantiles, this cornice & fascia to be of the height settled by Mr Soane, dimensions given and calculations in pencil; (verso) The Honble Thos Watson / Margate / Kent; (verso) The Honble Lewis Thos Watson / Margate / Kent

Signed and dated

  • 9 August 1789
    Welbeck Street Aug 9th 89

Medium and dimensions

Pen and grey, light red and yellow washes on laid paper with three fold marks and traces of red sealing wax (324 x 400)


SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect
Soane and Soane office
Soane and Soane office


Curtis & Sons and Britannia within crowned cartouche


W. Papworth ed., The Dictionary of architecture, published in parts 1848-1892, volume II; J. M. Robinson, Georgian Model Farms: a study of decorative and model farm buildings in the Age of Improvement, 1700-1846, 1983, pp. 98-99.



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