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SM Vol 54/11


[118] Preliminary survey, The Stone Building, April 1824


Exterior elevation of the ground floor of the central block of The Stone Building, with details


not to scale


Part of the "Stone Building". S[ain]t. Margaret's Street / Large Cornice / 6'. 10" of Chimney / above the Blocking / Plan of the / High Part dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 01/04/1824 - 31/04/1824
    April 1824

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, on wove paper bound in volume (211 x 281)


Soane Office, draughtsman


The large elevation shows 11/2 bays of the central block of The Stone Building, with the v-channelled rustication of the ground floor indicated between the window openings. A detail elevation of the main cornice is also given. In the inscription, the exact location of the High Part is not clear from the accompanying sketches.



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