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  • image SM 46/5/38

Reference number

SM 46/5/38


[15] Design No.2


Plan of the Basement Story with Alterations and Improvements


bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot


as above, W.H.Fellowes Esqre, Ramsey Abbey, labelled Strong & Small / Beer Cellar, Larder, Wine Cellar, Servantsd Hall, Butlers Room, Strong Closet, Housekeepers / Room, Passage (twice), Lobby, Coals, Earth, Store /Room, Entrance and (pencil) Dairy

Signed and dated

  • 05/06/1804
    Linolns Inn Fields / June 5th 1804

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and red washes, pricked for transfer,with single ruled and sepia wash border, on laid paper (610 x 912)


Soane office


The additions are washed in a light red. A comparison with drawing [14] design No.1 shows that, for example, it has a kitchen and scullery while [15] No.2 has a house keeper's room and a store room but no indication of the whereabouts of the kitchen. The butler's room is moved around while the wine cellars are differently formed.



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