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Reference number

64/6/16

Purpose

[7] Yorke Place / Design for Ten Houses & Gardens for Philip Yorke Esqr, 6 September 1784

Aspect

Site plan with five pairs of semi-detached houses arranged around a semi-elliptical crescent, and elevation of three types of house: the centre pair with an attic floor and thus taller than the others and with a broken-bed pediment, on either side a pair of houses with similar elevations to the centre one but without an attic floor and pediment and, at each end, a more rustic design that has the roof and simplified Wyatt windows of the other designs but with a single-pitched roof to the side and (left-hand pair) latticed window glass; sketch detail of an alternative design for a three-part window with Gothic arches; (verso) feint (pencil) plan and perspective

Scale

pricked through bar scale 1/16 in to 1 ft

Inscribed

as above, AA Contains on the Ground floor / One Living Room 11 feet by 12 feet & 8:6" high / 2 Closets on the Chimney side / One Washouse 9:0" by 7:6" / A small Oven for Copper in the Washouse / First Floor / One Bedchamber 11 feet by 12 feet & 8':6 high / three feet of the 8':6" taken out of the Roof as / no Garrets are intended in this design / 2 Closets on the Chimney side // BB Ground floor / One Living Room 11 by 12 feet & 8:6" high / two Closets / One Washouse 9:6 by 7:6" / A small Oven & Copper in the Washouse / First Floor / One Bedchamber and Radius 118 feet and some site dimensions given and (pencil) calculations

Signed and dated

Sepr 6: 1784

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil on laid paper, partly pricked for transfer and with one fold mark (583 x 470)

Hand

SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect
Soane, inscriptions by ? Robert Baldwin (fl.1762-c.1804)
Possibly BALDWIN, Robert (fl. 1762--1787), draughtsman
Soane, inscriptions by ? Robert Baldwin (fl.1762-c.1804)

Watermark

J Whatman, fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar, and below, ornate W

Literature

P. du Prey, John Soane: the making of an architect, 1982, pp.261,263-4; 380 (fn.38 with SM MSS references)

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Drawing

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