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image SM 6/4/19

Reference number

SM 6/4/19

Purpose

[35] Design for ground floor with amendments by Soane

Aspect

Plan of the Hall Floor with proposed Alterations & Improvements with revisions by Soane

Scale

bar scale of 1/12 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

as above, Aynho, W R Cartwright Esqr, Drying Ground / Office Court / Sheds for Wood Coals &c, X Stop this Chimney and bring / flue of oven into old flue, aaaa Pedestals to Contain Fire, B This dressing Room is only 8 feet high & consequently / admits of light to AA, The Library 16.6 high / 30.7 by 29:0, Anti Room, a, Recess to Eating Room, Eating Room, Saloon, Drawing Room, Greenhouse, A / Lobby, Water / Closet, Cold Bath, lighted from a / (?) lantern light, dressing / room, Dress. Room, Cold Bath, Hot Bath, Hall, Porch, Mr Cartwrights / Room, K, Powdering / Room, Passage lighted from Staircase, Passage, Passage to the Offices, Housekeeper's Room, Soap &c, Milk Room, Court, Dry / Larder, Wet / Larder, Strong / Closet, Lobby, Butlers / Pantry, Working Room, Kitchen, Scullery, Cooks Closet, Coal, Bakehouse, Servants Hall, Servants / Powdering Room, Laundry, Washouse, Door

Signed and dated

Copy Lincolns Inn Fields A[pril 7 1800

Medium and dimensions

Pen, brown pen, red and sepia wash, pricked for transfer on wove paper (551 x 680)

Hand

Thomas Sword
Pupil January 1799 - 1804. The office Day Book (7 April 1800) has Sword 'Copying Plan of Ground Floor at Aynho'. Revised by Soane.
Sir John Soane (1753 - 1837)

Notes

Soane's revisions consist of: giving a bowed porch to the entrance on the north side and (to the north-east) adding a cold bath and re-configuring the link to the stables. More importantly, Archer's 'Great Stair' shown on the earlier ground floor plans near to the north entrance has been entirely replaced by a large domed hall. Subsequently drawing [48] gives another design for the hall without a dome and with a segmental portico. Later drawings have a 'Stone Staircase' to the north of the anti room.

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Drawing

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