Plan of the ground floor of a house, for the Duke of Portland; n.d. [1800-1850]

Scope and Content

The collection comprises one plan of the ground floor of an unidentified house, no date. The layout of the rooms, walls, windows and stairs has been drawn in black ink. The names and dimensions of the rooms have been written in a different ink. The house is square, with windows on all four sides of the building. The front has a central door with three windows to each side. Pilasters appear to decorate the central portions of three of the four sides. The rooms on the ground floor, working clockwise from the front door, are a hall, dining room, ante-room, drawing room, library, 'My Lady's dressing room', bedroom, 'My Lord's dressing room', a room for business, and a parlour; with a central great staircase, and back stairs, passage and powdering room.

'For D. of Portland' has been written onto the plan in pencil.

Scale: 1 inch to 10 feet.

Administrative / Biographical History

The plan would appear, from its style and handwriting, to date from the early nineteenth century, and therefore probably from the time of William H.C. Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland (1738-1809), or his son William H. Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck, 4th Duke of Portland (1768-1854).


No archival arrangement has been necessary.

Access Information

Accessible to all registered readers.

Other Finding Aids

This description is the only finding aid available for the collection. Copyright on the description belongs to the University of Nottingham.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements


Conditions Governing Use

Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult.

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in writing from the Keeper of Manuscripts and Special Collections

Custodial History

The plan was purchased from Christies in November 1983.

Related Material

University of Nottingham, Manuscripts and Special Collections: Papers of the Cavendish-Bentinck family, Dukes of Portland (Reference: Pw and Pl)