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Reference number

SM 4/5/22

Purpose

[1] Design for alterations to the principal (ground) floor, 12 December 1800

Aspect

The Plan of the Principal [ground] Floor / with the proposed Alterations

Scale

to a scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

as above, Samuel Thornton Esqr, Albury Park, labelled: No 1, Library, Mr Thorntons Room, Saloon, Best Staircase, Lobby, A, Door removed / to A, Water / Closet, Common Staircase, Eating Room, Housekeepers Room, Lobby, Store Room, Servants Hall, A, B, Butlers Pantry, Larder, Kitchen, Servants / Dressing / Room, Scullery, Sink, Wood & Coals

Signed and dated

  • 12 December 1800
    Lincolns Inn Fields Decr 12 1800

Medium and dimensions

Pen, feint pencil, sepia and light red washes, pricked for transfer within double ruled border on wove paper (468 x 583)

Hand

Thomas Sword
Pupil January 1799 - 1804.

Notes

The existing house has a nine-bay frontage measuring approximately 122 feet with a projecting centre. The entrance, which is off-centre, leads directly into the Saloon, behind which is the 'Best Staircase'. The right hand side of the building is occupied by offices and at the top right of the drawing is part of a design for additions to these offices. Minor alterations are also proposed between the Lobby and the Eating Room and to the Library.

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