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SM volume 41/74 recto


[1] Record copy of design, June 1786


Plan and elevations of The Entrance front from the Pleasure Grounds, End Elevation, Side Elevation to the Road and The Entrance side from the Road


bar scale of 1/10 inch to one foot approximately


as above, labelled Chapel / 36 feet by 18 feet, Pulpit, Mr Evelyn's Pew, Chimney, Hedges (twice) and James Evelyn Esqr

Signed and dated

  • June 1786
    Margaret Street, June 17th 1786

Medium and dimensions

Pen on laid paper (364 x 244)


John McDonnell (pupil 18 March 1786-1791)





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