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Reference number

SM volume 67/53

Purpose

[2] Record survey plan of ground floor to a lesser scale than drawing [1]

Aspect

Plan of the Ground Floor of house / at North Mims and (verso) part elevation of a villa see Notes

Scale

1/16 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Plan of the Ground Floor of house / at North Mims

Signed and dated

Geo Underwood Octr 22 1807

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash on wove paper (323 x 556) attached to p.53 of volume 67

Hand

George Allen Underwood (c.1793 - 1829)
Assistant September 1806 - May 1815.

Notes

This appears to be a record copy to a reduced scale made in 1807 from the 1795 drawing [1] q.v.

On the verso of the drawing catalogued here, there is an incomplete elevation drawn on a half sheet of paper that shows half of a five-bay, three storey house in a villa style. A pair of Ionic columns on pedestals each support a sculpted figure; the entrance has a similar column supporting an urn. Re-used for the survey plan of North Mymms, this is an early variant design for Soane's Pitzhanger Manor, Ealing London (q.v.) and relates to alternative design E.

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Drawing

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