- The drawings from the office of Sir John Soane
Drawing 23 shows the intricate (semi-M) roof with the two arched 'chimney shafts' placed in the valley that has a gutter to take off the rainwater. Presumably, the idea was to stabilize and partly conceal the chimney stacks which drawing 30 shows as projecting three feet above the roof line.
Drawing 27 is stamped 'IS', that is Soane's initials, as are drawings 18, 30, 32.
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 - plans and section for the carpenter, February-March 1793 (5)
-  Working drawing, plan of Ground Floor for the carpenter, 7 March 1793
-  Working drawing, plan of One Pair Floor for the carpenter, 1 March 1793
-  Working drawing, plan of Roof for the carpenter, 7 March 1793
-  Working drawing, section of Roof for the carpenter, February 1793
-  Working drawing, copy, section of Roof for the carpenter, 2 February 1793