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Survey of London Monograph 13, Swakeleys, Ickenham

By Walter H Godfrey. An account of the house built by Edmund Wright, Alderman of London, complete in 1638.

Survey of London. Originally published by Guild & School of Handicraft, London, 1933.

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Table of contents

Title Page(s)
Members of the Survey Committee iv-vi
Description of the plates and illustrations vii-x
Preface xi-xii
Swakeleys: Historical notes 1-21
Swakeleys: Architectural description 22-35
Appendix A: Bingley v. Cragg, 1616 36-38
Appendix B: Sir Edmund Wright's election as Lord Mayor 39-42
Appendix C: The screen and its busts 43-44
Index 45-50
Plate 1 (frontispiece): An engraving of Swakeleys 1
Plate 2: Family of Sir Robert Viner, 1673 2
Plate 3: Block plan 3
Plate 4: Ground plan 4
Plate 5: First-floor plan 5
Plate 6: Second-floor plan 6
Plate 7: Elevation to the west 7
Plate 8: Detail of entrance front 8
Plate 9: Elevation to the south 9
Plate 10: Elevation to the east 10
Plate 11: Elevation to the north 11
Plate 12: North-west front 12
Plate 13: Entrance porch 13
Plate 14: Details of entrance 14
Plate 15: Views from the south and south-west 15
Plate 16: South-east front 16
Plate 17: Garden entrance 17
Plate 18: Garden door 18
Plate 19: North-east front 19
Plate 20: North-east front 20
Plate 21: Details of north-east front 21
Plate 22: Entrance Hall and staircase sections 22
Plate 23: Screen 23
Plate 24: Screen 24
Plate 25: Screen from the entrance passage 25
Plate 26: Cartouches of arms on screen 26
Plate 27: Fireplace in Hall 27
Plate 28: Fireplace in Hall 28
Plate 29: East wall of Hall 29
Plate 30: South wall of Hall 30
Plate 31: Details of Hall panelling 31
Plate 32: Dining-room 32
Plate 33: Dining-room 33
Plate 34: Vista from south-west room 34
Plate 35: Fireplace in south-west room 35
Plate 36: Details of south-west room 36
Plate 37: Details of north-west room 37
Plate 38: Overmantels in north-west room 38
Plate 39: Details of shutters in north-west room 39
Plate 40: Detail of staircase 40
Plate 41: Staircase, first flight 41
Plate 42: Door from staircase to dining-room 42
Plate 43: Staircase 43
Plate 44: Details of newel post 44
Plate 45: Stairs to attic floor 45
Plate 46: Stairs to attic floor 46
Plate 47: Great Chamber 47
Plate 48: Ceiling to Great Chamber 48
Plate 49: Ceiling to Great Chamber, plan 49
Plate 50: Ceiling to Great Chamber, panel 50
Plate 51: Ceiling to Great Chamber, panel 51
Plate 52: Ceiling to Great Chamber, panel 52
Plate 53: Ceiling to Great Chamber, panel 53
Plate 54: Panelled room on first floor 54
Plate 55: Panelled room on first floor 55
Plate 56: Panelled room on first floor, details 56
Plate 57: Frieze in room on first floor 57
Plate 58: Painted dados in attic 58
Plate 59: Firebacks 59
Plate 60: Swakeleys, details 60
Plate 61: Dovecot and ice-house 61
Plate 62: Dovecot and screen wall 62
Plate 63: Dovecot 63
Plate 64: Ickenham Church, mortuary chapel 64
Plate 65: Ickenham Church, mortuary chapel 65
Plate 66: Ickenham Church, mortuary chapel 66
Plate 67: Inscriptions in Ickenham Church 67
Plate 68: Inscriptions in Ickenham Church 68
Plate 69: Inscriptions in Ickenham Church 69
Plate 70: Receipts for quit-rents 70
Plate 71: Wright's Almshouses, Nantwich 71