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  • image SM 4/5/8

Reference number

SM 4/5/8


[16] Working drawing for finishings to the kitchen and alterations to the barn, 6 July 1790


Plan with laid out exterior elevations of the barn; and plan with laid out wall elevations of the kitchen


bar scales of 3/20 inch to 1 foot and 1/7 inch to 1 foot


Plan of Offices at Cricket Lodge, Sir Alexander Hood --- (illegible) B. / (Lord Bridport), Mr Soane hopes Mr Smith / will find old sashes enough / for this Building without / having to make new ones, The boiler and oven should be / on one side of the kitchen / chimney and a broiling plate / and stoves (whichever they have in the present kitchen) to be on / the other side // Deal cased frames and 1/2" deal / Ovolo sashes with 7/8" bars / whole deal bead butt and square / shutters not boxed // Let everything be mark'd out on the walls / and floors in the clearest manner that / Lady Hood may know what is intended / before the least thing is begun, 2"6 Pannel bead butt / and square doors / whole deal rebated door jaumbs (sic) / beaded to receive the plaistering / Inch deal plain window linings and / Soffites beaded to receive the Plaistering, The kitchen is to be ceil'd to the Roof / all the old fixtures of every kind are / to be used again- / the Dresser pieced out / whole deale bead and butt framing / as high as the doors with a rounded / capping flush with framing / thus -, A. Ask Lady Hood if she / thinks this window / needful, A, Dresser, Let the stone work be like / the present chimney, 5'6", 5'2", The whole to be finished in the / plainest and most useful / manner introducing all the / old materials to the best advantage / if any difficulties arise write to me / immediately as I am anxious to have the work completed - // To Mr Wm Smith; (verso) Hood Sir Alexander

Signed and dated

  • 6 July 1790
    Albion Place July 6th 1790 Copy, Copy July 6th 1790

Medium and dimensions

Pen, grey, blue, pink and yellow washes on laid paper (671 x 530)


Possibly Sanders, John (1768--1826), draughtsman
?John Sanders (pupil 1784-1790)



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