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  • image SM 30/2/87

Reference number

SM 30/2/87


[101] Working drawing for the steward's room in the basement, 30 November 1790


Plan and laid out elevations of the Stewards room; and detail of mouldings


bar scale of 3/8 inch to 1 foot and full size


as above, Battened (three times), a, Old chimney piece, from drawg room Brooks hill / a this window to be blanked up & made a cupboard with / a pair of folding doors to correspond with the shutt[ers] (sheet trimmed) / & one wide shelf / 3/4 battenning to walls / Door see servants hall / architraves d[itt]o - / shutters do - / Floor WI DI St Joint with good oak joists 3" by 5" / doorway d to be stop[p]ed up & made a closet for this room / with shelves, Plaisterer / wall floated for paper / ceiling floated & set / cornice as attic

Signed and dated

  • 30 November 1790
    Copy Novr 30 1790 / RW

Medium and dimensions

Pencil and pen on laid paper (562 x 689)


Clerk 1788-91 Robert Woodgate, draughtsman
Robert Woodgate (clerk 1788-1791)



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