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Reference number

SM 8/3/42


[116] Design for a hothouse, 23 August 1792


Plan of the fruit sheds; Longitudinal Section / of the [hothouse]; Elevation of the front of the fruit sheds; Section of the front / wall & flue; section of rafter; and latitudinal section


Scale 2 inches to a foot


as above, The Marquiss of Abercorn / Bentley Priory, 9 inches, brick on edge, tile, brick on edge, flue, 3 / inches, level of peachery, stone coping, ash / hole, level of stove room, The Peachery, Stove Room, Step, blank (three times), arch, dimensions given (pencil, twice) door

Signed and dated

  • 23 August 1792
    Great Scotland Yard / Augst 23rd 1792

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen and grey and pink washes on wove paper (674 x 540)


SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect
attributed to Thomas Chawner (pupil 1788-94) and Soane
Thomas Chawner (1774 - 1851), draughtsman
Thomas Chawner (1774-1851, pupil 1788-1794) and Soane


J.C. Loudon, Encyclopedia of gardening, 1822, pp. 576-581.



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