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SM 89/5/5


[22] Conversion of loft into garret


Loft at the Right Honbl / Lord Eliot's to be Converted into Garrets


bar scale of ¼ ich to 1 foot


as above, Large Cistern, Centre, (pencil) New / Window and dimensions given (verso) Alteration of Loft into / Garrets July 1805

Signed and dated

  • 03/07/1805
    July 3 1805

Medium and dimensions

Pen and yellow wash on laid paper with 3 fold marks (343 x 489)


attributed to R.Woodward, clerk of works 27 May to 12 October 1805 (Ledger D p.237)


The conversion has provided two good-sized rooms with one window each.



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