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Reference number

SM 89/6/2


[2] Rough survey elevations


Four rough survey elevations of house


Down Ampney House, dimensions given and some (pencil) calculations

Signed and dated

  • 19/05/1799
    19th May 1799

Medium and dimensions

Brown pen, some pencil on laid (secretary) paper with three fold marks (200 x 205)


Attributed to George Mansfield, surveyor 1 May 1797 - December 1800
Attributed to George Mansfield, surveyor 1 May 1797 - December 1800


C Patch 1794


Very roughly made survey drawings of the four elevations to Down Ampney House.



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