Signed u.r.: J. Haynes/A.D.1755 and extensively inscribed with annotations by the 9th Earl of Exeter. Pen and ink and grey wash,
53cm by 75cm.
In 1755 John Haynes, a surveyor from York, was employed by Brownlow, 9th Earl of Exeter (1725-1793) to make a detailed record of various aspects of Burghley, as it then was. This plan shows the house and surrounding courts and gardens but nothing to the south. The Earl had inherited the title on his father’s death the previous year and intended making some alterations and improvements to the property.