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image SM 35/3/34

Reference number

SM 35/3/34

Purpose

[23] Design for alterations and additions including offices

Aspect

Plan of the Principal Floor

Scale

bar scale of 1/10 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

as above, John Thomson Esqre, labelled Drawing Room, Saloon, this room to be / raised 2 ft 6, Eating Room, This Room to be / raised 1 ft 6, Entrance Hall, Scullery, Coals, Kitchen and Larder

Signed and dated

Altered March 8 & / Sent to Mr Thomson / ret: with the / Pencil marks in Salon in the Library / Lincolns Inn Fields/ Febry 27th 1805

Medium and dimensions

Pen, black and red washes with quadruple ruled and sepia and black wash border on wove paper (492 x 704)

Hand

Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808.
Charles Malton (1788)
Pupil and assistant February 1802 - December 1809.

Notes

The bow to the garden elevation has gone. The hall has two partitions and two columns as in previous drawings. New is the conversion of the stables to kitchen, larder, scullery and coals with a stepped external link to the house. A colonnaded terrace with a pair of quarter- curved stairs fronts the saloon.

For a survey plan of the house as Soane found it see drawing [22].

Level

Drawing

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