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SM 3/4/25


[43] Preliminary design for re-modelling the house, Ground Floor Plan, 13 November 1808


Ground floor plan by Soane with a domed vestibule and a bow-windowed breakfast room to the south and with two variant plans for the vestibule


(42a and b) to a scale (43) bar scale of 1/16 inch to 1 foot


Stephen Thornton Esq / Mogerhanger and rooms labelled: Library, Mr Thorntons Room, Drawing Room, Antiroom / & / Breakast room, Eating Room, Servants Hall, Servts / dressing / room / &c, Passage to the offices &c &c, Housekeepers Room, Butler, Plate / Closet, Closet, Closet, Vestibule, Strong / Clo[set], Wat[er] Closet, The / best Staircase, Portico variant plans labelled: Take this side, Vestibule, Strong / Closet, Lobby (twice), Passage to Offices / &c and Butler, Strong / Closet

Signed and dated

  • 13 November 1808
    Novr 13 : 1808

Medium and dimensions

brown pen, hatched on laid paper (470 x 582)


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


fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar and below (?) GR



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