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SM 30/2/1


[1] Survey of Bentley Priory and surrounding properties in Stanmore


Site plan


bar scale of 1/3 inch to 1 chain (66 feet)


To Watford, Bentley Corner, Line of parish, The New Road, Stanmore Liberty, The Old Road, Bently Lodge, Duke of Chandos, Line of Paleing, Mile Stone, Ft / 75, Line of Paleing, Clutterbuck Esqr, To London, Hemmings Esqr, Reference, Quantity of land the green - A R P / Line, Encloses - 6. 3 34 / Length of Old Road 41 Chains. 30 Sinks / Do of New Do - 41.0

Medium and dimensions

Pen, green and orange washes on wove paper (475 x 372)




'Bently Lodge', the proposed dwelling, is located close to the Old Road from London to Watford. A New Road runs parallel but at a further distance from the house, probably a route preferred by the house's owner. Today, this road is the A4140.



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