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  • image SM 35/2/20

Reference number

SM 35/2/20


[3] Incomplete ground floor plan with Soane's revisions, 14 October 1807 and 16 November 1807


Part-plan of ground floor with Soane's re-design of a kitchen area and also his design for a bookcase


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


The Right Honble the Lord Viscount Hood, labelled Drawing Room, Lord Hood's Room, Hall, Porch, Kitchen, Servants Hall, Butler (Soane RHS) A, 2, ----(illegible) Plan --- / taken -----/ of the present / Hall, and More Cellaring and The Ground must rise / ---- more than / 18 Inches, and (Soane LHS) Mr Malton / I wish to have / five copies made / in pencil of the / Red lines of this plan / to ---- -- --- / return to London / John Soane / Whitlly Abbey / Nov. 16 1807 /and 2nd Floor, Third, Ld H and (pencil) Passage to Cellar VERSO of drawing [3]: (stamped) F / NOV 18 / 1808< and COVENTRY, addressed Coventry November Seventh 1808 / 102 /Mr Soane / 218 Lincolns Inn Fields / Hood London

Signed and dated

  • 14/10/1707
    Octr 14th 1807 and Novr 16 1807

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pink wash, some pencil, on laid paper, pricked for transfer (550 x 670)


SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837)
James Adams junior (1785-1850) (pupil May 1806 - June 1809) or George Bailey (1792-1860) (pupil, assistant August 1806 - January 1837). Both have an entry in the office Day Book for 14 October 1807 but none for 16 October 1807.


Soane's intervention (with alternatives) is to the area next to the kitchen and the servants hall. He also added a design for a bookcase with shelves for Folio, 2to (quarto) and Octavo - sized books (at the bottom of the sheet).



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