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Reference number

SM 80/1/54


[5] Working drawing, Mouldings for Great Staircase, 13 August 1789


Details of Moldings to / Sky light of Great Staircase at Tawstock (verso) details of mouldings for the Great Staircase at Tawstock


(recto and verso) full size


(recto and verso) as above, Sir Bouchier Wrey Bart, Moldings to / Sky light / full size, projection of Fillets to the Great (sic), Ceiling, Section of Soffite / of frame round Sky light (verso) face of plaister, Architrave to Doors / full size, face of plaister, Plinth 6 Inches high, Base Moldings / full size, The height of one of the Steps determines this / space and the Moldings are to to correspond both / in height and projection with the Nosing of / Step, C., face of plaister, this Egg / is to be exactly / equal in height / with that part / of the Nosing of / the Step mark'd / C., A. String Level with Landing / full size

Signed and dated

  • 13 August 1789
    (recto and verso) Copy Augt 13 th 1789

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and light red washes, pricked for transfer on cartridge paper (661 x 518)


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



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