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2r (SM volume 80) Downhill: rough plan of steps


2r (SM volume 80) Downhill: rough plan of steps


& if it was the Idea only of passing / thro' a Stable Yard - Impracticable / 6 & / 7th (August) His Lordship equally anxious to build / the room & form the Cortile - / As this room would contribute to / make the Cortile regular, & the commun[icatio]n / being tolerably good thro' the little Bow / room; on that ground it is eligible but / then it will be absolutely necessary to / enter in the South front, - his Lordship / objects to this on account of the / Winds. - perhaps by makg the steps / thus (rough plan of a three-sided arrangement of external steps following the outline of a canted bay window) / the bows would shelter. / Obj.[ection] it separates the Rooms - / Monday 7 / 8th The Chys to all the offices lack smoaks / his Lordship proposes raising the / Roof over them as high as the Roof



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