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Reference number

SM 28/2/2


Revised contract for the attic floor, December 1784


10 Plan of the Attics and Rooms in the Roof / No.2


bar scale of 3/16 of an inch to one foot


as above, Tendring Hall, (Soane) A.A. These spandrels are to be discontinued above the Flat over the best Staircase, therefore are erroneously shewn in this plan, rooms labelled (Baldwin) Master Rowley's Room (twice), Housekeepers Bed Room, Garret / for Cap.t Rowley's Servant, The Butler's / Chamber, Closet, Ladys Maid's chamber, Staircase, Passage (twice), Closet, Men Servants Chamber, Maid Servants Chamber, The Skylight, Flat over Staircase

Signed and dated

  • Decr 1784

Medium and dimensions

Pen, black, sepia and blue-grey washes within quadruple ruled border on laid paper (535 x 420)


Robert Baldwin (fl. 1762-c.1804)


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


Accommodation is provided for eight servants in six bedrooms while the two Rowley boys had one large elliptical room (incorporating the garden bow) divided by a partition.Dated 18 December 1784, the drawing appears to be part of a set of revised contract drawings of which five (dated or datable to December 1784) are in the collection of 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', pp.54-56, catalogue 104-6, 112-113).



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