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Reference number

SM 64/5/38


[37] Design No.1: ground floor plan and elevation, drawn by Soane


Ground flooor with pencil amendments, and elevation (on verso)


bar scale of 3/16 inch to 1 foot


The Earl pf St Germans, No 1, labelled Two Stall Stable, Staircase, Loose Stable, Entrance / from / Market Street, Harness & / Saddle room, Staircase, Per--, Single Stall Stable, Three Coachouses &c, Entrance from Court A, Stable Yard, Dunghole, Pump / & / Well, A / Carriage Way & / Court / common to the / different Prop [erties], (pencil) Get access / into Mews / from Charles / Street but / the ---- of / the [remainder illegible], to be given to ----

Signed and dated

  • 23/05/1816
    Lincolns Inn Fields 23d May 1816 / J.S. In addition the drawing is signed by John Nash and John Soane 1st July 1816, Approved St Germans

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pink and sepia wash with multi ruled and sepia wash border on wove pape, verso pen and sepia wash (408 x 583)


Sir John Soane (1753 - 1837)
Inscriptions and notes are by Soane and he signs the drawing J.S.


Elevation of five bays and two storeys with central door, arcaded upper storey and columns below. Drawn by Soane.


The difficulties in resolving a design for stables in Charles Street on a shared basis have been resolved by a site for Lord Eliot (now Earl of St Germans) alone on nearby Market Street (or Lane). Since John Nash signs drawings [37] to [40] Market Street is presumably on Crown land.



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