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image SM 62/7/6

Reference number

SM 62/7/6

Purpose

[7] Survey of Horn Court, 30 January 1824

Aspect

Plans of Horn Court

Scale

bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Bank of England and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 30 January 1824
    Jany 30th 1824

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pricked for transfer within five ruled sepia and black wash border on wove paper (540 x 748)

Hand

David Mocatta

Notes

Horn Court 'was the centre of Henry I's original residence of c.1107-10' (Pevsner, p. 642). Altered in the 1360s, by Hugh May - who added the staircase hall - in the seventeenth century and by James Wyatt, c.1805-10. The plan on the right is for the ground floor; the plan on the left is for the principal floor.

Level

Drawing

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