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[108] Working drawing for the basement offices, 5 March 1801


(copy) Plan of the Basement Floor


bar scale of ¼ inch to 1 foot


as above, labelled NB the paving of this floor to be two feet / below the Earth at present door of Entrance, Section, Basement Floor (twice), Principal Floor, Chamber Floor, Staircase, area, Butlers Pantry, Wine Cellar, Dressers and drawers from the old Housekeepers Room, Store Room & Model Room, Old Porch & Entrance door, Enclose under these steps for coals, closet (twice), Broil:, Dresser (three times), Kitchen, Stove, oven, Scullery & Washouse, Sink, Boiler, Wine Cellar, storage (twice), bottles, Passage to the Washouse X, Larder, Bu_ _ _ _ _ _ [illegible], (pencil) Coal cellar, Washouse and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

Lin Inn Fields March 5th: 1801

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and sepia washes, pricked for transfer, on wove paper (556 x 672)


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