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image SM 6/4/16

Reference number

SM 6/4/16

Purpose

[39] Unfinished revised design by Soane for ground floor

Aspect

Ground floor plan drawn by an office hand and over-drawn by Soane and (verso) unfinished (pencil) plan and section for stair with detail of baluster

Scale

bar scale of 1/12 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

as above, W.R.Cartwright Esqre, <>Design for the Alterations and Additions at Aynho, labelled: Library, Servts Hall, Eating Room, Court (pencil) Kitchen, HKeeper, Store Rand a few dimensions given

Signed and dated

May 1800

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, brown pen, pricked for transfer on wove paper (553 x 682)

Hand

Sir John Soane (1753 - 1837)
Drawn by Soane over unidentified office hand.

Notes

The design seen here differs from the previoius plan for the ground floor (drawing [35]). Thus the eating room has lost its apsidal end and the saloon, its four corner niches.

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Drawing

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