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Reference number

SM 4/4/13


[1] Survey of the house and offices, 10 July 1801


Plan of the principal floor


bar scale of 1/10 inch to 1 foot


The Right Honble / George Canning, South Hill Park, labelled: (pencil) Brewhouse, Bakehouse, (pencil) Coals, (pencil) Dairy, Brewhouse, Coals, Larder, Servants Hall, Sink, Mrs Canning's / Room, (pencil) Door, (pencil) Hall and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 10 July 1801
    July 10th 1801

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash, pricked for transfer on wove paper with one fold mark (548 x 676)


Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808.


WL 1794


The survey shows the house to the right, with the offices - including a bake house, a brew house and a larder - to the left.



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