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image Image 1 for SM (3) volume 41/71 verso (4) volume 41/73
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Reference number

SM (3) volume 41/71 verso (4) volume 41/73

Purpose

Record drawings of a design for the office court (2)

Aspect

3 Ground floor plan 4 East and north elevations

Scale

(3) bar scale of 1/13 inch to 1 foot (4) bar scale of 1/10 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

3 Lord Mulgrave, 41'9" (twice), The Kitchen Court &c / 65' 9", A, Coals & Wood, Necessary (twice), Coals, Mealroom / 12' by 8', Scullery / & / Bakehouse / 18 by 19, Passage to, Kitchen / 18' by 24', Dry larder / 12' by 8', Wet larder / 10' by 12', Dairy / 18' by 12', A, Cheese / room / 10' by 12', Washouse & / Scalding / room for dairy / 18' by 16', Brewhouse / 18' by 18', Laundry / 18' by 16', C (three times), C &c These windows to be placed at a sufficient / height from the Ground to prevent any / communication with the stable offices, AA The drying ground, fowl yard & many other offices must / depend on & be governed by the situation of the roads // BB An arch to be turned from the back of the kitchen chimney / to the wall of the house to convey the smoak [sic] from the kitchen, / stoves &c another from the scullery, (pencil) B (twice), Bottle rack, open area

Medium and dimensions

(3) Pen and grey, black and pink washes, pencil, on laid paper (364 x 244) (4) pen and sepia, Payne's grey and black washes, pencil, on laid paper (364 x 244) bound into Precedents in Architecture SM volume 41

Hand

(3) John McDonnell (1770 -, pupil, 18 March 1786-91) (4) attributed to John Sanders (1768 -, pupil 1784-90)

Watermark

(3-4) fleur-de-lis

Notes

The kitchen court has entrances to the east and west and a passage through the south range that leads to the house. The east range has storage for coals and wood and 'necessaries' between, their entries arranged on axis with the dairy occupying the opposite west range. The dairy has a Venetian window and a communication with the adjoining cheese store. Adjacent wet and dry larders are connected to the kitchen to the south. The rooms in the west range needed to be kept cool for the larder and dairy, and were thus set apart from the other offices. The scalding room for the dairy occupied the corner of the north range, beside the laundry and brewhouse. Pencil alterations to the drawing show a link from the south range to the house, with an 'open area' between the chimney of the kitchen and the house and provisions for 'an arch to be turned from the back of the kitchen chimney to the wall of the house to convey the smoke from the kitchen, stoves &c'.

Drawing 4 shows the exterior elevations of the offices. The north range that faces the stables has Diocletian windows in keeping with Soane's typical stables designs (for example Lees Court and Skelton Castle, q.v.). The buildings are of local sandstone.

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