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SM 6/4/16


[39] Unfinished revised design by Soane for ground floor


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


bar scale of 1/12 inch to 1 foot


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

  • 00/05/1800
    May 1800

Medium and dimensions

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


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


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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