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  • image SM 64/6/3

Reference number

SM 64/6/3


[1] Working drawing for plan of farmhouse with outbuildings


Plan of the Ground Floor


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


as above, Colonel Graham and labelled: Barn, Cow House, Cow Houses, Stable (twice), Closet, Chamber, Parlor, Porch, Kitchen, Back Kitchen, Dairy, Gateway, Cart Sheds, Yard and (verso) Colonel Graham

Signed and dated

  • 31/03/1798
    Lincolns Inn Fields March 31 1798

Medium and dimensions

Pen, burnt umber and sepia washes on wove paper pricked for transfer, with three fold marks (559 x 658)


Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848), May 1794 - September 1808 (from Soane office Day Book)


The house is sited on the south-east corner of the plan. On the south side are the cow houses and stables with a barn on the west side, a wall encloses the north side and the east side above the house has the cart sheds. The farmer and his family with his cows, horses, carts and storage are accommodated within a rectangular yard, walled on four sides and with two entrances.



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