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  • image SM volume 57/37

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SM volume 57/37


[14] Valuation for plaster work on two niches, October 1787


Henry Hurle's valuation of work done by Charles Wilmost, plasterer


Plasterers work done for Wm Beckford Esqre / at Font Hill Wilts / per Charles Wilmot £ s d // To two Niches / 140 Pannels of Mosiac Work sunk in with / double Squares, Mould'd frames & Rais'd do @ 3s } 21.0.0 / 31 feet 5" Run of Circular Vitruvian flute'd Scroll / with fans & flowers of diferent (sic) sizes @ 1s/6d } 2..7..12 / 95 feet 3" Run of Cir[cula]r enrich'd beads in small / Pannels @ 8d } 3..3..6 / 19 feet Run of Cirr Quirk @ 1½ [pence] 2..4½ / No 14 Water Leaves 3 Inches wide by hand at 9..4 / 98 Rich Flowers of Sundry sizes about / 3 Inches diam[ete]r @ 1s/6d } 7..7..[0] / No 18 do about 5½ by 3½ @ 2/6/2..5..[0] // £36:14:4 // Measured & Valued / in Octor 1787 } // per Henry Hurle; (verso) addressed to Mr Beckford Esqr

Signed and dated

  • October 1787
    October 1787 see above

Medium and dimensions

Brown pen on secretary paper with one fold mark (319 x 199)


Valuer Henry Hurle
Henry Hurle, valuer


Britannia holding lance, shield and olive branch within crowned oval



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