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image SM 37/1/33

Reference number

SM 37/1/33


Design for alterations to the rear of Mr Cooper's house


Plan of the basement floor and section through the new outbuilding


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


labelled (pencil): Kitchen, Scullery, Mr Smith / Basement, Servants Hall, Sir George Rose Passage, Scullery, Kitchen and dimensions given

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, pink, blue, burnt Sienna and yellow washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (505 x 727)


Smith & Allnutt 1827


This design is for an outbuilding at the rear of a house on Abingdon Street, to the south of 6/7 Old Palace Yard. The building is a simple rectangle (25 by 29 feet) of two storeys with a flat roof and with one room to each floor. It may have been built for the purpose of storing records.



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