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Reference number

SM volume 42/20


Sketch design for addditons ?


Rough plan of the upper floor measuring 38 feet wide by 24 feet deep with a canted bay window, and 2 scribbled cancellations


room labelled Study and some dimensions given (see notes to previous drawing 42/19)

Medium and dimensions

Brown pen on laid paper (57 x 100) pasted down on wove paper (247 x 339) with drawings 18 and 19


? James Peacock (1738?-1814)


Pasted on to the same sheet as a design for the Bullion Gate, Bank of England, c. January 1796 (42/18) there is no obvious connection.



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