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Entrance to the grounds of Mr. Larkins at East Malling Kent

Entrance to the grounds of Mr. Larkins at East Malling Kent

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1805

Shelfmark: K Top Vol 18

Item number: 34.2c

Length: 24.8

Width: 35.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

Drawing of the entrance to Clare Hall, the house built by John Larking at East Malling in Kent. It was built in 1793 in the neo-classical style for John Larking who was a banker, timber merchant and paper maker. He was one of the first paper makers to use chlorine in the to bleach the paper and remove its yellow tone, since chlorine had been discovered in 1790. The house stood in a small attractive park.

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