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  • image SM 28/6/4

Reference number

SM 28/6/4


[7] Design (presentation plan) related to 'No 1' elevation, (added later) 30 March 1786


The Plan of the Basement Story


bar scale of 1/7 inch to one foot


as above, A. This doorway is left for the convenience / of letting down Casks &c into / the Cellar / B. This window is left for the / purpose of lighting the / Passage & Staircase &c / NB. No Cellars are intended under the / Laundry, Scullery, Kitchen, / Housekeepers Room & passage / adjoining the same leading to / the East front, rooms labelled Cellar (twice), Ale Cellar, Larder, Wine Cellar, Servants Hall, Servants / dress[ing] Room, Coal Cellar, Staircase & part / of it made / into a Cellar, Small Beer Cellar, Cleaning / Knives Shoes, Passage, Door (four times), alterations to room labels include: Larder, Small beer, (pencil) Servants Hall 8 feet 6 high, Shoes, Coals, Ale; (added later) Cellar Story 6:6 high / Principle floor 14:0 Clear / Chamber [floor] - 10:0 &c / Servants Hall 8.6 high; omit this wall dimensions given, (Bailey) Robert Fellowes Esqre Shottisham

Signed and dated

  • 30 March 1786
    Pencil on bottom right-hand side of plan (small beer cellar) March 30 1786, (Bailey) 1785

Medium and dimensions

Pen and black wash, brown pen cancellations and some later inscriptions on laid paper; brown pen inscriptions; with a double-ruled pen and wash border; with two fold marks (552 x 431)


SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect


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



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