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SM 46/5/24


[13] Design


Plan of the Basement Story with alterations & improvements and pencil detail of joint


bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot


as above, W. H. Fellowes Esqre , labelled Strong & small / Beer cellar, Larder, wine cellar, Servants hall, Butlers room Housekeepers / room, strong / closet, Store room, Entrance, passage, Lobby, Coals, Earth, C.D. determines the / width of A B, A B C D and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 05/06/1804
    Copy / Lincolns Inn Fields / June 5th : 1804

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and red washes, pricked for transfer, on laid paper (556 x 673)


Soane office


All of the basement plans show the extension added to the right-hand (west) side. The room labels vary so that the extension some times houses rooms for the butler and housekeeper or a kitchen or a laundry. Eventually, a single storey kitchen and scullery etc was added on to the full-storey western extension (see drawings [26],[53], [54], [56]).



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