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  • image SM 46/5/30

Reference number

SM 46/5/30


[32] Basement plan


Plan of the Basement Story


bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot


as above, W.H.Fellowes Esqr, labelled Coal Cellar, Strong & small / beer Cellar, Wine Cellar, Wine in Casks, Larder, Passage, Dairy, Coal Cellar, Coals, Passage to the Lawn, Servant's Powdering & Cleaning / Shoes, Butler's Room, Servant's Hall, Stove Room, House keeper's, Room, Passage to offices and Laundry

Signed and dated

  • 15/12/1804
    Copy/ Lincolns Inn Fields December 15th 1804

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash, triple ruled and sepia wash border, pricked for transfer, on wove paper (471 x 674)


Soane office




A comparison with plans for the basement made in June 1804 ([12]-[16] shows that while the form of the extension has changed very little, the room labels have so that, for example, the kitchen is not shown at all. Later, kitchen and scullery were added as a single storey addition on the west side - see drawings [49] and [56]).



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