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image SM (1) 47/2/57

Reference number

SM (1) 47/2/57


Survey of part of Wardour Castle, April 1788


1 Ground plan showing the west end of the chapel, the court, dairy and wash house


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot, approximately


From top of Court yard to underside of / coping of wall is 14 9 / Court yard below Dairy Floor / allowing 4 inch above the levell of / the ground without side is 5.1, 1 9 below dairy (pencil) This wall to / be Left Down, 10 ft (twice), door, --- (illegible) 2 8½ far below level / of ----, and dimensions and calculations in pencil

Signed and dated

  • datable to April 1788 (see Notes)

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper with two fold marks (480 x 400)


attributed to Robert Woodgate (clerk 1788-1791)


crowned cartouche with GR below


The west end of the chapel (ritual west end), hemmed in by an arrangement of outbuildings, forms the fourth side of a courtyard. The north-east and north-west corners of the court are occupied by a dairy and another outbuilding that resembles a wash house, respectively. The courtyard entrance is on the west wall.

The west half of the chapel has a semicircular end articulated with attached columns. For full plan, see preliminary designs on drawings 2 and 3.



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