The apparently intact non-house side of the carriage had to be transported in two sections as the bottom-side and the cantrail were too fragile to hold the full 19ft together in one piece. The two pieces were photographed and the composite montage above produced. Vent bonnets, removed for safe transport, were also digitally replaced on two of the doors.
This carriage was a garden shed near Bexhill, East Sussex. It was encased in various forms of panelling and initially totally hidden in undrgrowth. The 'house' side of the carriage is seen in Ian White's photo on the right.
The carriage is 19ft long and 7'4" wide; all compartments are identical in length and seat support rail height, so it was a "first" not a "composite".
Ian White's drawing below shows how we believe the carriage would have looked. Ian's web page about No. 204 also provides an overview of our four Craven-era carriages and has a large number of photos of this carriage, taken during its recovery.