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Reference number

SM 40/3/16


[6] Plan of ground floor with alterations


Plan of the Ground Floor / with Proposed Alterations


bar scale of 3/10 inch to 1 foot


as above, Robert Knight Esqre and labelled: Area, Eating Room, Principal Stair, Back Staircase, Hall, Lobby, Dressing Room, Water Closet, Library, Shelves (4 times), Table and 26.0 by 23.6

Signed and dated

  • 23/02/1802
    (pencil) Lincolns Inn Fields Feby 23 1802

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, light blue and red washes with triple ruled and sepia wash border, pricked for transfer on wove paper with one fold mark (878 x 558)


The office Day Book has an entry for 23 February 1802 - 'Robert Knight Esqre / About Plans of / Alterations in / Charles Street / Seward', that is, Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848) pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808


The proposals include a re-shaping of the extended library that is now given a rounded eastward wall. The new three-sided entrance of drawing [4] is shown here though differently detailed.

Three incisions on the right-hand side of the drawing opposite the bay suggest that an alternative design for the entrance may have been slotted in.



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