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SM 4/4/11


[1] Survey of the house, 10 November 1800


Plan of the ground floor


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


G. W. Thelusson (sic) Esqre / Novr 1800, labelled: Drawing Room, Hall, Library, Servants' Hall, House Keeper, Butler, Passage to the Offices, Principal / Staircase, Breakfast Room, Eating Room, Mr Ts / Dressing / Room

Signed and dated

  • 10 November 1800
    Nov 10 1800

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash, pricked for transfer on wove paper (337 x 555)


Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808.


The existing house appears to have been built up over several phases. The thick walls suggest an older structure that was added to at a later date. At the centre of the house is an open-newel staircase, with servants' offices to the right and domestic spaces below and to the left.



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