Papworth, John Buonarotti, 1775-1847. / Hints on ornamental gardening : consisting of a series of designs for garden buildings, useful and decorative gates, fences, railroads, &c. : accompanied by observations on the principles and theory of rural improvement, interspersed with occasional remarks on rural architecture
A general plan, pp. 37-38 ff.
GENERAL PLAN. stables are sufficiently removed to prevent oflence, and are easy of access without too near an approach to the house. The domestic offices are separated from the house by a corridor and side entrance of communication to both, being an entrance for general use in addition to the central portico. The servants' entrance would be at the end of the offices next toward the stable yard, and so approached by the branch of road leading to its gates. The plan of the house is supposed to contain, on the ground- floor, a hall of entrance, and corridor or breakfast room beyond it, through which the view would pass along t he covered avenue., commanding the conservatory, and onward to the garden and rosiary. The hall being from its aspect necessarily in shade, and the objects beyond becoming splendidly illumined by its southern exposure, they would be striking from the contrast, and produce a cheerfulness of effect very desirable towards ex- citing a favourable impression of the house upon a first visit. The aspect of the dining room would be North East; the draw- ing room presents to the South East, the best aspect for its occupancy; it has also openings beneath a verandah towards the South West; a spacious gallery for statues, models, pictures and books is added in the rear, but connected with the drawing room by means of the intermediate corridor: it opens into a covered way, communicating with the flower garden, the kitchen garden, and stable yard; a coat room and pantry are situated near the side entrance. The kitchen garden is so placed as to allow immediate com- munication for the gardener to the flower garden, 'the kitchen yard, and the melon ground, and this is in close connexion with the stables: whence its very important materials of cultivation are supplied 3&
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