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image SM 40/2/19

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SM 40/2/19


[33] Copy of a design for the chamber floor, 1 September 1801


Plan of the Chamber floor and section through court


bar scale of 3/10 inch to 1 foot


as above, Messrs Praeds & Co / Fleet Street, labelled: Chimney above, Closet (3 times), (pencil) Trussed for way on to Roof, Qy Bulls Eye, House maids / Closet, Court, A, B, Water from / front roof, to be bricked up, D, C, Qy Chy, Dressing Room, Water / from Back Roof, The Cistern on the Attic floor to be as / large as this Dressing Room (except a / small part in front for a Sink) and to / be 5 feet deep, NB All the water from the front Gutters / to be brought into the Court on flat A, B The water must be laid on to serve / this Sink &c from the Cistern over the Dressing Room C, D leave a Hole for the pipe from this Cistern to / the Sink B, The water from the flat over Staircase to be / carried into the Pipe from the Sink B, The water from the Gutter in the Back front to / be carried into the soil pipe of the Water Closets, The water from the Flat A & Sink B must / be carried under the landing of the Stairs / into the soil pipe of the Water Closet, Roof, Coping, Court and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 1 September 1801
    Lin Inn Fields Sepr 1st 1801

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, light red and yellow washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper with two fold marks (678 x 556)


Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808.


WL 1794


A copy of [40/2/27] incorporating some of Soane's alterations to the previous drawing.



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