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Reference number

SM 8/2/21


[42] Longitudinal section of stables and part of offices


Section on the Line A. B. and (verso) unidentified plan


bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot


as above, Robert Knight Esqre, No 6 / 12 July 1819 / Saml Lake

Signed and dated

  • 03/09/1818
    Lincolns Inn Fields / September 3d 1818

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, raw umber, burnt umber and blue washes, shaded, pricked for transfer on wove paper (480 x 682)


The office Day Book for 3 September 1818 has an entry: Robert Knight Esqre / drawing out Plans and / Elevations, and a Section / of proposed new Building / Bailey / Foxhall Bailey / that is George Bailey (1792-1860), pupil and assistant (August 1808 - January 1837) and Edward Foxhall (1793-1862), pupil and assistant November 1812 - January 1821


The section reveals the asymmetry concealed by the elevation (drawing [40]) so that two-storey floor heights at one end are 15 and 16 feet high and at the other 12 and 7 ½ feet. The basement link to the house is shown as partly existing but with a new roof/floor. The roof truss takes a different form from that show on drawing [46].



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