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SM 5/3/8


[1] Survey plan of ground floor


Plan of the Ground Floor of House / at North Miims


bar scale of 1/10 inch to 1 foot


as above, The Duke of Leeds, Dining Room, Hall, Butlers Pantry, Still Room, Stewards Room, Breakfast Room, Hall, Drawing Room, Wet Larder, Washouse, Servants Hall, Larder, Kitchen, Scullery and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 00/00/1795

Medium and dimensions

Pen and black wash, pricked for transfer on stout laid paper with two fold marks (511 x 364)


Soane office


The house has an almost square courtyard plan with rooms on four sides of which the Drawing Room and the Steward's Room project by a few feet either side of the principal entrance. The largest stair is an open newel stair with quarter landings, placed in the courtyard and reached via a right-angled passage from the Hall. A smaller stair leads off from the Breakfast Room and two lesser stairs are placed at the back of the house with the offices. In fact the offices, with the Steward's Room, occupy two-and-a-half sides of the quadrangle that measures 126 feet by 118 feet. The main entrance gives on to a Hall measuring 40.3 x 22 feet and this leads to a dining room 19.9' x 30 feet. In the centre of the left-hand side is another Hall (entered by a shallow semicircular stair) and on either side are the Breakfast Room and the Drawing Room



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