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  • image SM volume 41/72 verso

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SM volume 41/72 verso


[5] Record drawing of a design for the office court and stables


Ground floor plan


bar scale of 1/20 inch to 1 foot


Lord Mulgrave, Kitchen Court, cheese / chamber, dairy, wet / larder, day larder, kitchen, passage, bakehouse / & / Scullery, open area, meal, coals &c, wood &c, dust, laundry, brewhouse, washouse / & / Scalding room / for the dairy, Ride, Stable Court, Saddles &c, Loose stable, Coachouse (twice), Loose stable, Harness &c

Medium and dimensions

Pen and grey, pink and black washes, pencil, on laid paper (364 x 244) bound into Precedents in Architecture SM volume 41


John Sanders (1768 -, pupil 1 September 1784-90)




The offices are as shown in SM volume 41/71 verso but inverted on a north-south axis so that, for example, the dairy is on the east range, kitchen in the south-east corner, etc. The stables are on a rectangular plan measuring 95 by 95 feet, with entrance gates at four corners flanking the south and north ranges. The stables have a capacity for four coaches and twenty six stalls, as well as two loose stables; innovatory loose boxes were generally only introduced in stables design from about 1798 (Worsley, op.cit, p.185). A ride is shown with a dotted line on the south side of the court; Soane built enclosed rides at Skelton Castle and Lees Court (q.v.).

The stables at Mulgrave were not built as shown, owing to the steep incline of the ground. Instead, the executed stables consisted of a long range with short returns, allowing for an enclosed ride on the back wall and a small yard in front.



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