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Reference number

SM 30/1B/8

Purpose

[13] Alternative designs and designs for alterations and additions to the house, elevations and ground floor plan, February 1791

Aspect

(recto) No1 and No2 elevations for west front (verso) Ground floor plan of house and offices with alterations and additions shown

Scale

(recto) bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot (verso) 1/16 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

(recto) as above (verso) Hicks Beach Esqr, Over Mr Beach's Room it is proposed to fix the great Cistern, rooms labelled: (house) Library (to be altered), Hall, Eating Room / raised 2 feet 6 / into Chamber floor, Butler, Breakfast Room, Vestibule / or Anti Room, Drawing Room / raised 2 feet 6; (new rooms in offices) Arcade leading / to Servants Hall, Servants Hall / & Chamber over, The Saddle & Har / ness warmed from / Servants Hall, Cleaning / Shoes / Knives &c, Kitchen Court, Dry Larder, Housekeeper's / store room, Passage, Passage to House, Strong room / secure from / fire, Water / Closet, Powdering / Closet, Mr Beach's / Room (and to the north) Coachouse / for three Carriages

Signed and dated

(recto) Copy Feb:y 1791 (verso not dated)

Medium and dimensions

(recto) Pen and sepia wash on laid paper (with two holes) with one fold mark (690 x 564) (verso) pen, sepia and light red washes

Hand

Soane Office, draughtsman
Soane office

Level

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