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image SM 46/3/2

Reference number

SM 46/3/2

Purpose

[1] Alternative designs for a new house: plans of ground and first floors

Aspect

Plan(s) of the Ground Floor and Plan(s) of the Chamber Floor

Scale

bar scale of 1/13 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

as above, Thomas Peckham Phipps Esqr, West, rooms labelled: Hall, Water Closet, Principal / Staircase, Dressg / Room, Library, Drawing Room, Eating Room and (chamber floor) Water / Closet, Dressg Room, Dressg / Room, Dressing / Room, Dressing Room, Ladies / Dressing Room, Chamber (twice) and dimensions given

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash, partly pricked for transfer on wove paper with three fold marks, red sealing wax on top right-hand corner (336 x 544)

Hand

Thomas Jeans (c.1775-1866) pupil August 1792-25 August 1797

Notes

The accommodation in both designs is the same, that is, library, drawing room and eating room on the ground floor and three bedrooms, two dressing rooms and a large lady's dressing room on the first floor; room sizes do not differ greatly between the two schemes. The principal staircase is on a semi-elliptical plan and the secondary stair is of the half-turn with landings type. The entrances face west. The design with a shallow bow on the east side and with the three connecting ground floor rooms is perhaps the better of the two designs.

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