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SM volume 109/12


[12/8] Part-plan showing the design for the completion of Queen Mary's Court and the addition of a perimeter wall and walled gardens behind the main courts, c.1735


Combined ground- and first-floor plans of the two main southern courts: the Great Hall, Chapel and colonnades are shown at ground level; the central and southern ranges at first-floor level.


Not indicated but the same as 109/11: 100 feet to 2 1/8 in


in pencil by C19 hand, probably Tatham's, with the names Queen Mary's / Court and Chapel on left and king William's / Court and Gt Hall on right; and in ink by C19 hand at top right (of volume), 12

Signed and dated

  • Undated but datable 1734-35

Medium and dimensions

Pen and grey ink over faint graphite under-drawing, with grey and red wash, and with a ruled border in brown ink, on laid paper, reinforced with narrow backing strip on left edge. 345 x 527.


Unidentified draughtsman in office of Thomas Ripley


Strasbourg Lily/4/LVG


This plan is to the same scale and in the same technique as [12/7]. Its purpose was to present revisions to the layout of Queen Mary's Court. There is also a revision to the planning of the eastern half of the south pavilion of the Queen Anne base range: the single space in [12/7] is now subdivided into rooms and a staircase. This revision is evidence that the plan was developed from NMM ART 3/4 (Bold 2000, fig. 207), in which the new arrangement is a loosely drawn addition. Other revisions to NMM ART 3/4 are in the plans of the walled garden areas and in the narrowing of the site at the southern end. Here the southern perimeter wall at the top of the plan is brought closer to the south elevations of the two courts and joined to the inner garden walls.


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