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  • image SM 28/1/7

Reference number

SM 28/1/7


[12] Design close to the final design, from June 1784


Plan of The Principal Story, plans to a smaller scale of The Cellar Story and The Bedchamber Story and elevation of the North Front; a kitchen is shown on the left-hand side of the ground floor plan and elevation. This addition, drawn freehand by Soane, illustrates the unresolved problem of the offices. Excluding the offices, the design is close to that shown in drawing 11, the house plan reversed as requested in the same drawing


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot, reduced scale of 1/16 inch 1 foot


as above, (Baldwin) Revrd John Gooch, Garrets in the Roof, NB. All the windows in the South Front to be six Inches from the Floor, Portland Stone, rooms labelled: (4 kitchen labels by Soane) Kitchen, Pantry, Scullery, Closet, Library, Bookcases, Portico, Vestibule, Eating Room; Ale / Strong Beer / & Cyder &c, A, Wine Cellar, Earth; Passage, Bedchr or dressg Ro[o]m and dimensions given (Soane) notes: Over the Scullery, a Water Closet / Lobby & Pantry to go up to the Roof / B. As the Lobby goes to the / Roof the Water Closet may be lighted from this / Lobby / C. a door over this into W. Closet from the Landg of / back Stairs first floor with the steps down into it

Signed and dated

  • June 1784

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, black, light red and grey-blue washes, pencil, shaded within ruled and sepia wash border on laid paper (555 x 437)


BALDWIN, Robert (fl. 1762--1787), draughtsman
Robert Baldwin (fl.1762-c.1804)/ some inscriptions by Soane
SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect
Robert Baldwin (fl.1762-c.1804)/ some inscriptions by Soane


J Whatman, fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar and below, ornate W



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