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[6] Design for alterations to the hall floor, nd


Plan of the Hall Floor; (verso) plan of Pitzhanger Manor, Ealing


bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot


as above, (pencil) Mr Hammet

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pricked for transfer on wove paper (578 x 340)


Thomas Sword
Pupil January 1799 - 1804.


In contrast to the previous designs, in this drawing the entrance leads directly into the staircase hall. The room to the left is subdivided into three smaller rooms (or a room and two closets). The eating room towards the rear has a regular rectangular plan, but the projecting bow of the room above is also shown in plan.

On the verso of the drawing, in pencil, is a previously-unattributed plan for the basement storey of Pitzhanger Manor, Soane's house in Ealing (q.v.).



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