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Reference number

SM (5) 28/3/1 (6) 28/3/2 (7) 28/3/3 (8) 28/3/4 (9) 28/3/5

Purpose

First contract drawings, May 1784 (5)

Aspect

5 Plan of the Principal Story of Tendring Hall Suffolk, The Elevation of the North Front and The Elevation of the South Front 6 The Plan of the Basement Story & Offices, plans of The Mezzanine Story and Bedchamber Story 7 Plan and four elevations for Design for the Stables Coachouses &c at Tendering Hall, Suffolk 8 Plan and elevation for Lodges at Tendering Hall 9 Plan of walled Kitchen Garden / containing about 1½ Acres / within the Walls

Scale

(5-7) bar scale of 1/15 inch to one foot (8) feint pencil bar scale of 1/7 inch to one foot (9) bar scale of 1/20 inch to one foot

Inscribed

mezzanine5 as above, room labelled Eating Parlor, Library & Breakfast, Withdrawing Room, Best Staircase, Vestibule, Portico, Gent:n's dressing Room, Powderg Closet, Back Staircase, dres:g Room, Bedchamber and dimensions given 6 rooms labelled (bedroom floor) Gentleman & Lady's / Bedch:r, Lady's Dres.g Room, The Young Ladys Apartments, Water / Closet, Bedchamber (twice), Light Closet, Passage, Best Stairs, Landing of Staircase, Lobby (twice), Back Staircase; (mezzanine floor) Captn Rowley's / Bedchamber (twice), Dressing / room; (basement: key) A. The Housekeeper's Closet / B. The Housekeeper's Room / C. Passage of communication / D. The Butler's Pantry / E. The Butler's working Room / F. The Plate Closet / G. The Beer cellar to be divided for Strong Beer, Ale &c &c / H. The Sub-Hall / I. Wine Cellar / K. Wine Cellar / L.L. Kitchen / M. Passage to Offices / N. Servants Hall / O. Back Staircase; (offices) The / Brewhouse & / Washouse, Laundry, Office Court, Low Sheds for Wood, Coals &c, Sheds for Chickens, Cleaning Knives &c, Bakehouse, Meal Room, Wet Larder, Dry Larder, Scullery, Area (3 times), Passage from the Kitchen into the House 7 as above and Stables Court 85 Feet by 113 feet, Harness (twice), Dung (4 times), Saddles (4 times), Coachouse (3 times), Court (twice) and some dimensions given 8 as above and 12':0" 9 as above, Hothouse, Stable Court, Stable (3 times) and 180 feet by 360 feet

Signed and dated

(5) J Soane Archt Margaret Street (6-7) J Soane Archt and (7) May 1784

Medium and dimensions

(5) Pen, sepia, black, blue-grey and pink washes, pencil within triple ruled and black wash border on laid paper (584 x 471) (6) pen, black, sepia, pink washes, pencil within triple ruled border on laid paper (585 x 471) (7) pen, sepia, blue-grey and pink washes, pencil within double ruled and black wash border on laid paper (470 x 590) (8) pen, sepia and blue-grey washes, pencil, shaded, within double ruled and black wash border on laid paper (471 x 585) (9) pen and sepia wash within double ruled and black wash border on laid paper (581 x 469)

Hand

5-9 Robert Baldwin (fl.1762-c.1804)

Watermark

5-9 J Whatman, fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar and below, ornate W

Notes

There are 14 drawings for Tendring Hall at the Victoria and Albert Museum (see P. du Prey, Sir John Soane, 1985, in series of 'Catalogues of architectural drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum', catalogue 103-116. One of these (catalogue 108), a plan of the ground floor and three elevations, is dated 3 May 1784 and, inscribed 'First Design', presumably preceded drawing 5.
Five of the V&A drawings are dated (or datable to) December 1784 when it seems that a second set of contract drawings with revisions was made see note to following drawing.

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