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Reference number

SM 4/5/28


[3] Design for alterations to the offices, 12 December 1800


Plan of Detached Offices &c


bar scale of 8/11 inch to 10 feet


as above, Samuel Thornton Esqr, labelled: No 4, Kitchen, Scullery, Wood / & / Coals, Men Servants / Privy, Drying Ground, Washouse, Laundry, Privy for / Women Serts

Signed and dated

  • 12 December 1800
    Lincolns Inn Fields Decr 12 1800

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, light red, green and pale yellow washes within four ruled pen and yellow wash border on wove paper (373 x 522)


Thomas Sword
Pupil January 1799 - 1804.


1794 / J Whatman


Extending from the corner of the existing house is a new range containing a Scullery, Wood and Coal store and a Privy. Three WCs are added to the side of the Laundry block.

Drawings [1-3] are numbered 1, 2 and 4. Design No 3 is missing.



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