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Reference number

SM 5/1/28


[4] Design for basement plan as drawing


Plan of the Basement (verso: unfinished pencil plan, not related)


bar scale of 1/3 inch to 1 foot


as above, Mr Manser, labelled Strong Beer and Ale Cellar, Wine Cellar, Coals (twice), Small Beer Cellar, Laundry, Larder and Servants Hall

Signed and dated

  • 26/06/1799
    Lincolns Inn Fields June 26 1799

Medium and dimensions

Pen and red wash, pricked for transfer on wove paper (514 x 600)


Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808, recorded in Soane office Day Book for above date.


See Notes to drawing [1]



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