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image SM 40/3/18

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SM 40/3/18


[21] Design for the entrance hall by Soane


Plan, five laid-out wall elevations and partly cancelled detail of corner


bar scale of 3/10 inch to 1 foot


Sketch of design for Hall, Robert Knight Esqre, R. Knight Esq, X This door to open in 2 heights ---- -- / ½ or ¾ / panel and Clot (i.e. Closet)

Signed and dated

  • 05/10/1802
    Oct:5:1802 and (feint pencil) Oct 5 1802

Medium and dimensions

Brown pen, hatching, pricked for transfer on thin laid paper (349 x 585)


Sir John Soane (1753 - 1837)


The existing entrance (see survey plan [5]) was supported by beams and a pair of columns over a basement area about four feet wide. Above this porch were the existing bay windows to the first and second floors. Soane proposed a new three-sided or canted entrance with (inside) two pairs of columns framing tall windows crowned by arched recesses and a double, panelled door with a larger recessed arch.



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