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Finished drawings for domestic offices, c1763, unexecuted (4)


The design for this block of domestic offices was not executed. It was clearly intended as a matching counterpart to the stables, albeit without a range at the rear enclosing the central courtyard. They match exactly with the exception of an alternative arrangement in the fenestration. King has suggested that these domestic offices and the stable court were intended to face one another across the drive from the east gate to the house.



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