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Reference number

SM 40/4/16


[6] Design for the ground floor of the new building


Plan of the Ground Floor and section through the front of the building


bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot


as above, W. A. Jackson Esqr / Fountain Court, (section) labelled: Court and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 5 July 1804
    Lincolns Inn Fields July 5th 1804

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, sepia, light red and blue washes, pricked for transfer on laid paper with two fold marks (558 x 677)


Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808.


This design incorporates some of the suggested alterations made in pencil on drawing [5], which were centred on the entrance and staircase. A new doorway has been created linking the warehouses to the '2nd' office. The small section through the front of the building to the bottom left of the drawing gives the heights of the three floors.



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