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[7] Presentation drawing, 31 May 1822


(Soane) Plan of the Principal Floor showing a reflected ceiling plan of the Drawing Room


bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot


as above, (Soane) qy 6 feet above the present level 4:6 above the level / of the ground when / finished. NB it is proposed to dress the earth up towards the house about 18 inches, Purney Sillitoe Esqre / Market Drayton and plan labelled (Soane): The Porch, Entrance Hall, Closet, Common Staircase, Lobby, Mr Sillitoe's room, Water Closet, Water Closet, Water Closet, Dressing room / 12 feet by 11:6, Chamber / 16:6 by 14, The Eating Room / 30:4½ by 19:10½, The Withdrawing Room / 24 feet by 22 feet, The Library / 17:1½ by 19:10 / & Breakfast room, Bookcase (three times), 70 feet, 52 Feet:1½ In and dimensions given in pen and pencil

Signed and dated

Lincolns Inn Fields / 31 May 1822

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pink wash, pencil, within a triple ruled wash border on wove paper (620 x 870)


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


J Whatman 1820


D. Jenkins, The History of Pell Wall: its estate and its owners, Pell Wall Preservation Trust, 2003.



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