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SM 37/2/2


[7] Preliminary design, 10 December 1792


Plan of kitchen buildings including the 'pastry' with courts (tinted blue) and proposed addition (tinted pink) and single storey, three-bay elevation


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


St James's Palace and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 10 December 1792
    Gt Scotland Yard Decr 10 [1792]

Medium and dimensions

Pen, warm sepia, sepia, blue, green and pink washes with single ruled border, dabs of red sealing wax on three corners, on laid paper with single ruled border (458 x 346)


fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche and below, GR


New work is shown in pink/light red washes and consists of a rectangular addition 41 feet by 14 feet and with a fireplace added to a small existing room. The elevation is for a plain, three-bay, single-storey building with a parapet and three round-arched windows, the lower three-quarters made blind for protection. (JL)



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