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image SM 6/4/24

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SM 6/4/24


[25] Design No.1 for ground floor


Plan of the Hall Floor with the proposed Alterations & Improvements


bar scale of 1/12 inch to 1 foot


as above, W R Cartwright Esqre,Aynho Design No 1, Library, Strong Closet / --------, Recess / for / Library table, Anti Room, Eating Room, Saloon, Drawing Room, Green House, Path to Church, Lobby, Billiard Room, Hall, Great Stair, Mr Cartwright's / Room, Passage, Staircase, Washing Room, Plate Clos[et], Butlers Pantry, Servants Hall, Powder / Clo[set], Passage to Kitchen and other Offices, Wet & Dry Laundries, Kitchen, Scullery, House Keeper's / Room, Store / Room, Brew house, Wash house, Laundry and a few dimensions given, for example, library: 30.9 by 23 & 16:6 high

Signed and dated

  • 19/11/1799
    Copy John Soane Archt Nov19: 1799

Medium and dimensions

Pen, black and red wash, pricked for transfer, quadruple ruled, black and sepia wash border, on wove paper (535 x 698)


George Mansfield, surveyor 1 May 1797 - December 1800 (from the Soane office Day Book)


The proposed alterations, in a red wash, show the extent of additions and alterations.that is: library, anti room and offices with changes to the eating room and saloon and with and an arch linking the stables to the house. The enfilade arrangement of the south rooms is clearly shown. The saloon



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