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image SM 2/8/4

Reference number

SM 2/8/4

Purpose

[6] Design for first floor

Aspect

Plan of the Chamber Floor and Plan of the Mezzanine / between Hall & Chamber / Floors

Scale

bar scale of ¼ inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

as above, No 3, Robert Dennistoun Esqre, Chamber (4 times). Dressing Room (3 times), (of mezzanine) Upper part of / Closet, Water / Closet, Lobby

Signed and dated

Copy Decr 24 1798
Copy Decr 24 1798

Medium and dimensions

Pen, grey and red washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (484 x 618)

Hand

Attributed to Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808. No entry in the Soane office Day Book.

Notes

The plan provides four bedrooms and three dressing rooms symmetrically disposed. The main stair finishes at this level and another smaller, geometrical stair is placed at the back centre of the house. The mezzanine floor between the ground floor hall and the first floor chamber floor is also seen (to a different design) in drawing [4] as well as in the sectional drawings. The height of the first floor at nearly 17 feet lent itself to the addition of a mezzanine floor.

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