Yale Center for British Art
unknown artist

Norton Hall, Cheshire: Ground Plan with Designs for a Canal
between 1760 and 1776
Pen, black ink, brown ink, and gray wash on medium, smooth, cream laid paper
Sheet: 9 5/8 × 15 inches (24.4 × 38.1 cm)
Inscribed in pen and brown ink, lower center: "A. Norton Hall.... | B. The Large Sheet of water supplyd | from ye. Well CC. The farmhouse opposite | the great Grime. DD. The two pleasure woods | E. The fountain well supplying by | Pipes the Family at Norton & Bath | in the Wood............... | F. The strict Course of the Canal as limited by the act | G. The course of taking the | canal to ye Hempstones as 1st pro | pos'd by ye act 2 Geo 2nd...which would | avoid the present alterations... | H. The tract the Duke is now aim | ing to go leading thro' Sir Richard's | pleasure woods & Lawns & spring between | the fountain well, Hall & large sheet Well"; in graphite, lower right: "[...]ton Hall"; inscribed on verso in graphite, lower left: "Somerset (3)"
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | country house | canal | Plan | Palladian | landscape design
Currently On View:
Not on view
Exhibition History:
Country Houses in Great Britain - Yale Center for British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 1979-10-10 - 1980-01-29)

Country houses in Great Britain., Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1979, pp. 71-72, no. 55, N6764 Y34 1979 (YCBA)