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image SM 62/8/34

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SM 62/8/34


[55] Design - plan and section


Plan of the Garrets and Section on the line A - B


scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot


as above and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 19/12/1800
    Copy Lincolns Inn Fields Dec 19 1800

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, yellow and red washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (530 x 340)


Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808. The Soane office Day Book for 17 December 1800 has Seward and Sword.
Thomas Sword
Pupil January 1799 - 1804.


The plan for the attic floor shows two large bedrooms each with a single small window on the side elevations and with a pair of closets at each end - eight closets in alll. A long narrow room in the centre is lit by a small internal light. Presumably these garret rooms were for the servants.



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