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SM 31/3/20


[109] Working drawing for the basement offices, 17 July 1801


Plan of the basement floor and surrounding landscape, including two small, rough elevations


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


labelled Pull down, 2 bar: 4 scale stable, Gateway, bay, Garden & House, door, dig? Butter, Wine Cellar, Housekeeper & Store Room , Lobby Passage, Kitchen, scullery, dresser, Iron[in]g Board, To open Cistern over Larder, Cistern (twice), Water, The cover to be made to open in the middle & occasionally wider metal Hinges, wood cover to open in the middle, lead fastening, floor of Larder, water (four times), (pencil) pig, q[uer]y skylight (twice), Washouse, Coals Wood_ _, North Pan[try] and some dimensions given (verso) Mr Soane, Ealing

Signed and dated

  • 17 July 1801
    Lincolns Inn Fields July 17th 1801 and see Notes below for further dates

Medium and dimensions

Pen, brown pen, pencil, pale red and sepia washes on wove paper (576 x 689)


Soane office, Soane
SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect
Soane office, Soane



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