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image 150v (SM volume 162) Cemeteries, Milan, 21 May 1779

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150v (SM volume 162) Cemeteries, Milan, 21 May 1779

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150v (SM volume 162) Cemeteries, Milan, 21 May 1779

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From Genoa to Milan / Arrived Sunday 12 o'clock - 21st / Sundries on the Road - 0.3.0 / Carriage - 55 - 2.1.3 / At Milan / See the great Hospital in the Town / & the Cemeteries of the same &c near the / walls of the town (the cemeteries served the Ospedale Maggiore or Ca' Grande and as Soane's rough plan shows consisted of a circular walled enclosure with, at its centre, a mortuary chapel (dedicated to St Michael) on a Greek cross plan; and another enclosure on a quatrefoil plan) / Key: a. the Church / B. Colonnades (the colonnade-lined circular wall) - Expences at the Pozz. 0.9.6 / The Pozzo is better Inn than the 3 Kings / & 2 fine Girls directly opposite<>Literature. P.du Prey, John Soane's architectural education 1753-80, 1977, pp.322-3

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