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  • image SM 34/3/15

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SM 34/3/15


[51] Part-elevation to Charles Street, April 1817


Part of the Front next Charles Street with wall section and plan of chimneys


bar scale of ½ inch to 1 foot


as above, The Earl ofSt Germans / St James Square with some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 00/04/1817
    April 1817

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, yellow ochre and red washes, pricked for transfer, on wove paper (497 x 684)


Soane office hand


The elevation measures about 40 feet wide by 30 feet high. The chimney stack with three arched openings is a striking part of the design, fronting a shallow roof with parapet and segmental end-stops. The ground floor has four pilasters linked at the heads with a continuous quadruple moulding and horizontal panels with key meander. There are two tall windows and a door. For an alternative elevation 'as designed' see drawing [52].



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