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SM volume 64/185


[136] Record copy of drawing 133, 10 March 1808


Copy of drawing 133, showing plan and cross-section of the peachery, vinery and conservatory


bar scale of 1/9 inch to 1 foot


William Praed Esqr / Tyringham, Shed, Peachery, Vinery, Conservatory, Seed Room // Gardeners Room / over and Cellar / Under, Tool Room // Fruit Room over / and Cellar under, lettered A to C (multiple times), Sectional line from C to D, Ground level, Cellar, Seed Room &c, Bed Room &c, dimensions given, Note The foundations, or Beds on upon which the flues are to be built, and are / marked A on the Ground Plan are to be as much below the Ground level / as A in the sectional line and B in the Ground plan are to be upon the / same level with be (sic) in the Section // All the fire places will be the same depth from the Ground level, except that / the Ground in all but that in the cellar need not be sunk lower than the / ash hole. // The Ground level marked on the sectional line is to be the same as the level / of the borders under the Garden walls

Signed and dated

  • 10 March 1808
    March 10th 1808

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen and grey, pink and yellow washes on laid paper (454 x 291)


Soane office


fleur-de-lis over cartouche with bar and below, ornate W



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