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Reference number

SM (4) 56/5/1 (5) 56/5/2

Purpose

Survey plan and elevations of Burrows Lodge (2)

Aspect

4 Plan of the Principal Floor of Burrows Lodge Swansea 5 Elevation of entrance and west fronts

Scale

(4) bar scale of ? inch to 1 foot (in pencil) (5) bar scale of 1/12 inch to 1 foot (in pencil)

Inscribed

4 as above, labelled Porch, Dining Parlour, Entrance / Hall / Paved with / Stone, Servants Room, Butlers Pantry, Servants Sleeping / Room, Breakfast Room, Bookcase, Principal / Staircase / Paved with / Stone, Blank Door, Drawing Room, (Drawing ---- (illegible) One Pair / over this Room / 11.10 high 23.4 15.8), Bookcase (twice), Staircase, Lobby, Water Closet, Step, Landing, Steps, Upper Part of / Dairy, Wall, Dwarf Wall (3 times), Office Court, Roof of Low Building (twice), Roof of Dairy, Lawn (twice), Area with Iron Grating / over, Area with / Iron Grating, Principal Floor 11.10 high, Note. The parts tinted Red / have been occupied as / a distinct dwelling and dimensions given 5 Burrows Lodge Swansea, Sketch of the West Front, Sketch of the Entrance Front, Height of the Principal Story / 11' 10''

Signed and dated

  • (4) 21st August 1826 (5) Augt 21st 1826

Medium and dimensions

(4) Pen, sepia and grey washes, pricked for transfer on laid paper with three fold marks (474 x 583) (5) pen, pencil, naples yellow, terre verte, black and caput washes, watercolour technique on laid paper (292 x 473)

Hand

(4-5) George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil then assistant 1806-37, curator 1837-60)

Watermark

(4-5) C Ansell 1818 (4) fleur-de-lis above shield with diagonal bar and below, ornate CA

Notes

The 'parts tinted red' referred to in the note on drawing 4 encompass the two rooms, lobby and water closet at the top right hand corner of the building on the plan. Access to these rooms was via the steps and landing to the rear of the 'office court'. The rear of the building has a central bow-window, whilst a geometrical staircase with a curtail step on an elliptical plan occupies the centre of the property. Drawing 5 shows an astylar, 3-bay property with a Doric porch, centre, and a round arched recess to either side. Part of the office court is shown to the right of the entrance front.
The house measures approximately 51 feet across the front and 83 feet from front to back.

Level

Drawing

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