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image SM 39/1/65

Reference number

SM 39/1/65

Purpose

[3] Design for alterations and additions

Aspect

Plan of the Drawing Room Floor / with proposed alterations with rough elevations of two windows

Scale

to a scale

Inscribed

as above, (mostly inscribed by Soane) labelled A B C D, door removed, Removed & / work made / good, large door,remove / chimney / & make / all good, Window / enlarged, This bow / is to be continued to the Garret floor, Chamber over / this room / --- -- Garret / in the Roof and notes: Best Staircase / a quarter space to be made / at B / The steps under at B to be / replaced by those those at C / The Landing on this floor / to be made as wide as / the doorway at D will / permit, details labelled: (?) present / width / of stair, The plaistering / & other works / to be made good / in every -----

Signed and dated

Lincolns Inn Fields / June 26th 1803

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and red washes, pricked for transfer on laid paper (684 x 559)

Hand

Added notes by Soane. The rest is by a Soane office hand (no Day Book)

Notes

The notes are in Soane's hand; 'to be made good' is still a term used by architects and builders.

Level

drawing

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