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image SM volume 67/35

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SM volume 67/35


[5] Designs for alterations to the ground floor and the one pair floor, 9 September 1801


Plan of the Ground Floor with the proposed Alterations and Plan of the One Pair Floor with the proposed Alterations


bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot


as above, labelled: Dressing / Room, The Proposed / Entrance, Arch (twice), Staircase / & / Hall, 9 (6 times), 1.1½, Eating Room / New Cieling (sic), Cornice & / the Walls Stuccoed, New / Door (3 times), Anti Room / or / First Drawing / Room, Drawing Room / Enlarge the Bow, New Cieling (sic) / & Cornice & Chy piece altered

Signed and dated

  • 9 September 1801
    Lincolns Inn Fields Septr 9th 1801

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, sepia and light red washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (550 x 663)


Thomas Sword
Pupil January 1799 - 1804.


WL 1794


The alterations in this design include a new entrance hall and a bowed projection from the first floor, added to the plan of the ground floor by Soane. In the plan of the first floor the projection is canted.



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