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  • image SM 35/3/2

Reference number

SM 35/3/2


[15] Design for front to lawn


View pf the front next the Lawn with additions


as above, John Thomson Esqre,

Signed and dated

  • 25/07/1804
    Copy L.I.Fields / July 25 1804

Medium and dimensions

Pen, blue, green and yellow washes, quintuple ruled border on wove paper (366 x 533)


Soane office hand (no office Day Book)


The 'additions' presumably include the long verandah. Here, the centre of the house is bowed as it is in drawings [8] to [12] but see drawing [23] dated 27 February 1805, for a flat centre and a different design for a verandah. The angled wings are shown in detail on drawing [15].



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