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image SM vol. 64/235

Reference number

SM vol. 64/235


[57] Record drawing of a design for the stables, 25 November 1808




bar scale of 3/8 inch to 1 foot


Sl Thornton Esq / Albury, labelled: Harness & Saddle / Room / 10'0'' by 6'0'', Ventilater (sic), Cesspool

Signed and dated

  • 25 November 1808
    Nov 25th 1808

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and yellow washes on laid paper, bound into volume (289 x 453)


George Allen Underwood (c.1793 - 1829)
Assistant September 1806 - May 1815.


J Whatman


Made more than three years after the previous design for stables (drawing [56]), this design shows a simple stable block with six stalls with drains connected to an external cesspool and a projecting harness and saddle room.



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