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  • image SM 77/1/32

Reference number

SM 77/1/32


[21] Working drawing for attic dormers


Details For the Darmers of two front Garets - Chillington


full size


as above, labelled Sash fraim, Plaster

Signed and dated

  • c1790
    Datable to c1790 in accord with drawing 20

Medium and dimensions

pen, sepia wash, hatching, pencil, pricked for transfer on laid paper (524 x 653)


clerk of works ?


This drawing is not by Laing and crudely drawn may have been made on site by a clerk of works or builder.



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