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Working drawings for the offices, probably as executed, June 1790 (6)


On 28 June 1790, Soane's office sent 11 working drawings to Mr Turner, the clerk of works on site. Drawings 6 to 11 are probably copies of these drawings, showing the built design. The offices are on three storeys, with the kitchen and service rooms in the basement, bedrooms on the principal floor and an attic level over half of the building. The site slopes down to the east, allowing for larger windows in the kitchen. Drawings 8 to 10 show the design for the six flues that lead to a central chimney-stack. Drawing 9 has, in pencil, an alternative roof over the west range.



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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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