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SM 32/1/5


[5] Design by Soane for twin lodge houses with arch


The Elevation, Section on the Line A.B., detail of flint and brick archivolt, Section through / Centre Arch, sketch of Situation of | Lodge (verso) details of brick and flint toothing


to a scale of ¼ inch to 1 foot, and full size (detail)


as above, See these / Cornices at / large on the / other side of / this drawing / Oct:20:98, See this Cornice / [illegible] / the back of the / [illegible] / Section which / shows the roof / of --- Lodge, o o &c are to be made equal / to the width of the necking / of the Capital of the Pilasters / executed in bricks, labelled: level of floor, brick flat, flint, ? Hoar Stone, H, Archivolt, flint (twice), brick (twice) and some dimensions given (verso) NB. The flints recede from the / face of the Bricks ---- ------ / 4½ Inches / b. recedes 1 Inch ½ from a.a. / the thickness of two bricks determining the width of a, a and 1 Course of Bricks, Course, three Courses of Brick, 1 Course, three Courses of Brick, Slate, Lead and some dimensions given and a few calculations

Signed and dated

  • 22/09/1798
    Sepr:22d:1798 and (added to a note) Oct:20:98

Medium and dimensions

Pen, brown pen, pencil, sepia and red washes, shaded, hatching, on coarse laid paper with moden repair (377 x 469)


Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808. The relevant Soane office Day Book has an entry under 'The Woods & Forests' : Making drawing of the / intended Entrance to / Bagshot Lodge &c / Seward - . In the same office Day book in red ink an entry referring to Soane viz: Woods & Forests / A Jo[urney] to Bagshot / retd the 23rd / Paine 2:0; / Exp[enses] 1:13:0



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