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SM 30/1B/3


[3] Survey drawing, plan of the principal floor, 29 September 1790


Plan of the Principal Floor (verso) design for a new five-bay elevation labelled This is out of use


bar scale of 2/9 inch to 1 foot (verso) bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot


as above, Hicks Beach Esqre, rooms etc labelled: Hall, Best Staircase, Library, Closet, Butlers Pantry, Press (twice), Drawers, Breakfast Room, Vestibule, Drawing Room, Water Closet, Pipes, Eating Room and dimensions given; (verso) as above

Signed and dated

  • 29 September 1790
    Albion Place Sepr 29th 1790

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash, pricked for transfer on laid paper with one fold mark (691 x 575) (verso) brown pen and sepia wash, drawn without a straight edge over ruled, pencil guide lines


Soane Office, draughtsman
Soane office (verso) Soane
SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect
Soane office hands (verso) Soane



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