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Reference number

SM 46/5/1


[39] Survey plans


Plans of the two floors (verso) details of plans


Ramsey Abbey, New Road (twice), Chy [chimney], Old Road, Garden, S (3 times) T (twice) and 0, with running dimensions given and (verso) P and T and running dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 07/07/1805
    Sunday July 7 : 1805

Medium and dimensions

Brown pen and pencil, hatching, on laid paper (310 x 410)
Brown pen, hatching, some pencil, on laid paper folded three times(307 x 408)
Brown pen and pencil, hatching, on laid paper folded three times (310 x 410)


Sir John Soane (1753 - 1837)


Britannia in crowned oval and crowned GR 1804


The drawings (by Soane) were made freehand in pen with the running dimensions carefully added. All are of the 15th century gatehouse at Ramsey Abbey.
Apparently the great arch on its western side was removed in the 16th century to Hinchingbrooke, near Huntingdon to make another gatehouse. Drawings [44] and [45] are designs for a replacement arch with a small extension.



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