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SM 80/1/50


[3] Working drawing, Mouldings for and plans and sections of Great Staircase, 13-14 August 1789


Details of mouldings for Great Staircase at Tawstock (verso) Plans and Sections of Great Staircase at Tawstock (and repeated in pencil)


(recto) full size, (verso) with bar scale


(recto and verso) as above, Sir Bouchier Wrey Bart (recto) Cornice B under Landing / full size, Base to Columns / and Pilasters / full size (verso) Skylight, Plan of Staircase one pair / I This frame is to correspond with H / only it is to be 6" inches wide instead / of 4"½, Level of bedchamber Floor, K The Width of this pier is determined / by the Width of the Beam in Ceiling L, level of Bedchamber floor, F angle bead in plaister, Angle Bead circular ---- (illegible) in plaister, lettered A to L and dimensions given

Signed and dated

(recto) Copy Augt 13th 1789 (verso) Copy Augt 14 1789
(recto) Copy Augt 13th 1789 (verso) Copy Augt 14 1789

Medium and dimensions

Pen, light red and sepia washes (verso: pen), pricked for transfer on cartridge paper (640 x 521)


Soane Office, draughtsman
Soane office (? William Lodder (1757-1827), assistant 1789-1796)



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