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Soane office, Moggerhanger, ground floor, 1799. SM 3/3/18. ©Sir John Soane's Museum, London. Photo: Ardon Bar-Hama

Reference number

SM 3/3/18


[20] Alternative unexecuted design, Ground Floor Plan, 4 April 1799


Ground floor plan of house and offices to a larger scale


1/5 inch to 1 foot


Plan of the principal Floor / with the proposed Alterations, Godfrey Thornton Esqr, labelled as drawing 12 and also Porch, The best / Staircase, Common Staircase and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 4 April 1799
    Copy Lincolns Inn Fields sent April 4th1799

Medium and dimensions

pencil, brown pen on wove paper, re-backed in recent times, folded at bottom to fit plan chest drawer (584 x 938)


Soane Office, draughtsman
Soane office



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