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SM 5/1/24


[7] Revised ground floor plan by Soane


Plan of the ground floor


bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot


Mr Mansel, rooms labelled: Eating Room, Justice Room, Water Closet, Dressing Room, a a, Lobby, Common Staircase, The / Best Staircase, The Library & Breakfast / room, Drawing Room and some dimensions given. Note: a a Mezzanine over this part / for Water Closet & Closet / &c

Signed and dated

June 1799

Medium and dimensions

Pen and red wash (with some yellowing), hatching, pricked for transfer with triple-ruled and black and sepia washed border on laid paper (584 x 465)


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


J Larking fleur de lis above cartouche with bar and below, GR


The changes from drawings [5-6] are not very great. The eating room is larger and changes place with the drawing room. The entrance lobby or vestibule is larger and without steps and the justice room has lost its bowed end.



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