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image SM 37/1/19

Reference number

SM 37/1/19

Purpose

Design for alterations to the Chapter House

Aspect

Block plan of the Chapter House

Scale

bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

labelled: Westminster Abbey, Entrance / to the / Abbey, Poets Corner, Entrance to the / Chapter House, Mr Longlands / Gateway, Offices belonging to the Chapter House, Chapter House, Buttress (3 times), Gateway, Mr Longlands House, Mr Longlands Wash house, Mrs Deacons Wash house / (pencil) 2 Storey, Mrs Deacons Yard, Revd Mr Lendon / (pencil) 3 Storey, Revd Mr Lendons / Yard, Revd Mr Lendon and some dimensions given

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and pink washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (532 x 700)

Watermark

Smith & Allnutt 1820

Level

Drawing

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