- The drawings from the office of Sir John Soane
Drawings 62 and 63 show that the blank compartment at first floor level is now on the north (entrance) side of the house instead of to the south. It was to provide a five-bay terrace and light the stairs. For a comparison of variant plan forms for designs 1, 2 and 3 and the designs catalogued here see the general scheme notes for Moggerhanger. A decision has been made to have the nursery apartments on the first floor (these were roughed-in on drawing 50). Soane has given thought to a window on the east wall of the smaller nursery room (added to drawing 63) and a single window instead of a pair in the larger room. The change noted and dated 8 June 1809. For a later plan for the chamber floor see drawing 79 dated 1810.
Drawing 63 is clearly marked 84 feet 2½ inches wide (east-west) and 60 feet 5¼ inches (north-south).
Sir John Soane's collection includes some 30,000 architectural, design and topographical drawings which is a very important resource for scholars worldwide. His was the first architect’s collection to attempt to preserve the best in design for the architectural profession in the future, and it did so by assembling as exemplars surviving drawings by great Renaissance masters and by the leading architects in Britain in the 17th and 18th centuries and his near contemporaries such as Sir William Chambers, Robert Adam and George Dance the Younger. These drawings sit side by side with 9,000 drawings in Soane’s own hand or those of the pupils in his office, covering his early work as a student, his time in Italy and the drawings produced in the course of his architectural practice from 1780 until the 1830s.
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Contents of Working drawings with Soane's revisions, January-June 1809 (4)
-  Working drawing with Soane's revisions, Principal Floor, 11 February 1809
-  Working drawing with Soane's revisions, Principal Floor, 11 February and 8 March 1809
-  Working drawing with Soane's revisions, Chamber Floor, January 1809
-  Working drawing with Soane's revisions, Chamber Floor, February and 8 June 1809