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Title Melsetter House, Hoy, Orkney [Photocopy]
Collection Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Maker Lethaby;William Richard;
Other Traced by John Brandon-Jones
Date 1898 (original drawing by Lethaby) c.1900 (traced by Brandon-Jones)
Id Number Current Accession R.115.4
Id Number Current Repository -2087573391
Inscription As title; all rooms labelled; "Scale of feet"; "WR Lethaby 1898" (all as photocopied from the original).
Subject Lethaby;William Richard;
Notes Was P.142.4.
Photocopy of the ground floor plans for Melsetter House, Hoy, Orkney as designed by Lethaby around 1898; re-drawn/traced by John Brandon-Jones after sketches/designs by Lethaby. Lethaby was given the contract to re-design Melsetter House by Thomas Middlemore, an affluent Birmingham business man (he apparently commissioned Lethaby to design his house before he bought the estate).
Object Notes Ground floor plans (larger image than R.115.2, which also shows the ground floor plan for Melsetter House). See the rest of R.115.1-4.
Relation Exhibition W R Lethaby 1857-1931: architecture, design and education, London, Central School of Arts and Crafts
Relation References Book: Rubens;Godfrey;, William Richard Lethaby: his life and work 1857-1931, Architectural Press. 1986.
Sale catalogue: Christies. 29 October 1991.
Thesis: Rubens;Godfrey;, The life and work of William Richard Lethaby (1857-1931), Ph.D., Unive
Rights University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Technique Photocopy
Work Type Reproduction



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