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SM 40/2/29


[21] Copy of a design for the basement, 23 July 1801


Plan of Basement with three sections; (verso) details of a cornice with a lion head motif


bar scale of 3/10 inch to 1 foot; (verso) full size


as above, Messrs Praeds & Co / Fleet Street, labelled: Arch (7 times), Trunk Arch (twice), Lintel (twice), Staircase, Scullery, Qy this Wall to be / carried up, Kitchen, Pantry, Scullery / & / Wash, Lobby / & above / Closet, Wash, Scull, Copper and dimensions given; (verso, in Soane's hand): Fleet Street / Cornice &c, E, D, For the situation of the mutules D & the Lion heads see Elevation / E Profile of D

Signed and dated

Copy Lincolns Inn Fields July 23rd 1801; (verso, in Soane's hand) [Au]g 16 1801

Medium and dimensions

Pen, brown pen, sepia, light red and yellow washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper with two fold marks (666 x 557)


Thomas Sword
Pupil January 1799 - 1804.
Sir John Soane (1753 - 1837)


WL 1794


Only the scullery is identified, to the rear of the house behind the adjoining property to the west.



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