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  • image SM 65/1/6

Reference number

SM 65/1/6


[38] Alternative design for a granary and pigeon house, 8 August 1807


Elevation, ground floor plan, first floor plan and section


bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot approximately


Granary, Pigeon House, The Right Honble / Lord Viscount Bridport, 1'6", 1'6", 14'0", 14'0", 3'9", 1'1½", 8'9", 8'9", 1'10½", 2'7½"

Signed and dated

  • 8 August 1807
    (Copy) Aug 8th 1807

Medium and dimensions

Pen, grey and pink washes, pencil, on laid paper pricked for transfer (325 x 400)


Bailey, George (1792--1860), draughtsman
George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil and assistant 1806-37, curator 1837-60)


Ruse & Turners 1805 and Britannia



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