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image SM 6/4/22

Reference number

SM 6/4/22

Purpose

[27] Design No.2 for ground floor

Aspect

Plan of the Principal floor, with the proposed Alterations and Improvements

Scale

bar scale of 1/12 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

as above, Aynho Design No 2, labelled: Library, Anti room, Recess to Eating room, Eating Room, Saloon, Withdrawing Room, Anti, Greenhouse, Lobby, Water Clo[set], Entrance for Carriages, Porch, Passage / lighted from Hall & lobby, Billiard room, Hall, Great Staircase, Passage / lighted from the two Staircases, Stone Staircase, Butler, Working / room, Mr Cartwrights room / 18 feet by 16 feet, Passage from the Lawn, Outside / door, Porch, Arch, Water / Closet, Servants Hall, Passage to the Kitchens & other Offices, Office Court, Wet & dry larders, Coals/ &c / for / Kitchen, Kitchen, Scullery, Brewhouse, Washouse, Laundry & Mangle / room, Housekeepers / Store room, Passage, Housekeepers room and a few dimensions given

Signed and dated

(Copy) John Soane Archt Novr 1799

Medium and dimensions

Pen, black and red washes, pricked for transfer, quadruple ruled, black and sepia wash border, on wove paper (475 x 586)

Hand

George Mansfield, surveyor 1 May 1797 - December 1800 (attributed to)

Notes

Compared with design No1 (drawing [25]) the setback to the new offices has been removed allowing the court to be wider, the library is with out a strong closet and lobby, the saloon is left as found and a water closet and lobby have been added to the exit which leads to the ' Path to Church'.
New rooms include the library, anti room, a room for Mr Cartwright, servants' hall, butler's room etc as well as a 'Carriage Entrance' between house and stables.

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