# Notes on Laying Off Garden, 29 May 1806

26-29 May 1806

Garden, as laid off for levelling 1806. May 26. 27. 28.

Cross measures from S.E. to N.W.

5. | f. | base of terras | |

4. | border | ||

10. | walk | ||

50. | bed | ||

10. | walk | ||

84 | 5. | terras base | |

5. | to S. side of houses | ||

17. | to N. side of do. | ||

35 | 13. | to center of road. | |

119 |

measures lengthwise from N.E. to S.W

4. | f. | base of terras | ||

4. | border | |||

8. | walk | |||

92. | bed | |||

8. | walk | |||

100. | bed | |||

8. | walk | |||

100. | bed | |||

1000 | 331 | 14. | walk | |

669 | 100. | bed | ||

9. | walk | |||

100. | bed | |||

9. | walk | |||

100. | bed | |||

9. | walk | |||

100. | bed | |||

9. | walk | |||

100. | bed | |||

9. | walk | |||

100. | bed | |||

9. | walk | |||

4. | border | |||

4. | base of terras | |||

1000 |

May 26. 27. 28. 29. 1806. proceeded to lay off the garden correctly for levelling.

it is 1000. f. long, from one end to the other & is divided into 9. parallelograms, 8. of which admit a bed 100. by 50. f. except the N. Eastern one, the bed of which is only 92. f.

I took the direction of the line passing along the middle of the covered way from the ice-house to the kitchen, & continued it to the upperside of the garden. Willis’s mountain not being visible, I observed it’s magnetic course to be S. 28°-15’ E. the perpendicular of this line would have given for the direction of the stone wall S. 61°-45’ W. but the direction of that wall & consequently of the lower long walk parallel to it is S 61 -15 going S. Westwardly 1 -30

I split the difference therefore, and run the cross walks in a direction of 45’ less than a right angle, in their N.W. angle, and 45’ more than a right angle in their N.E. angle.

the center of the lower long walk was taken 14. f. from the outer face of the wall, to wit, 5 feet for base of terras, 4. f. border, 5. f. half the breadth of the long walk, and a stake was struck at the intersection with the line along the middle of the cross walk leading from the covered way, this walk is 14. f. wide.

from this stake, I measured along the middle of the long walk S.Wly. 116.f. and stuck a stake, to wit, 7f + 100f + 9f.

then 4. others successively in the same direction, at 109 f. each, to wit 100 f. bed + 9. f. walk and the last at 117 f. to wit 100. f. bed + 9. f. walk + 4. f. border + 4. f. basis of terras

Then returning North Eastwardly to the intersection of the lower long walk, & walk from the house and keeping the distance of 14. f. from the face of the wall, I found this line to be N.64°-30’ E.

I measured | 107. f. to wit, 7 f. half the walk | + 100f. bed & struck a stake |

then | 108 f. to wit. 8f. walk | + 100f. bed & struck a stake |

thence | 116.f to wit 8f. walk | + 92f bed + 8f walk + 4 border |

+ 4f. base of terras, to face of the end wall |

having fixed the stakes in the lower walk for every square, I measured from each of them at an angle 45± than 90.° 67f-10I, to wit 67f-6I horizontl + 4. I. hypothenusal difference and stuck stakes corresponding to the lower ones. these stakes are in the middle of the upper terras, & mark the line for digging perpendicularly down, because this will leave an upper (too much, sufficient to fill a lower) deficient, thus

Measures length wise of the garden are, from S.W. end.

4. | f. | base of terras | |

4. | border | ||

9. | walk | ||

100. | bed | ||

9. | walk | ||

100. | bed | ||

9. | walk | ||

100. | bed | ||

9. | walk | ||

100. | bed | ||

9. | walk | ||

100. | bed | ||

9. | walk | ||

669 | 100. | bed | |

→ | 14. | walk | |

331 | 100. | bed | |

8. | walk | ||

100. | bed | ||

8. | walk | ||

92. | bed | ||

8. | walk | ||

4. | border | ||

4. | base of terras | ||

1000 |

The measures cross wise are

5. | f. | base of terras | |

4. | border | ||

14 | 10. | walk | |

50. | bed | ||

10. | walk | ||

67-6 | 5. | base of terras | |

5. | to S. side of houses | ||

17. | to N. side of do. | ||

13. | to center of road. |

1821. June 14. proceed to lay off the lowest plateau, so far as finished.

I run a line parallel with front of wall, 16. f. from it.

this was levelled by pins 10. f. distant extending f E. & W. & divided from foot of the fall into walks, squares & allie thus from foot of terras 9f+36+2+24+2+36+8+36=153f then gradualised the cross lines rising 1.I. in 10.f. to the bank so as in the 80.f. breadth of plateau to give a descent of 8 I.

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