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Reference number

SM (1) 28/4/1 (2) 28/4/4 (3) 28/4/2 (4) 28/4/3 (5) 28/4/5

Purpose

Design with part-specification, July 1785 (5)

Aspect

1 The Plan of the Ground Floor, The West or Entrance Front, The South Front, The East or end Front, The North or Front next the Kitchen Court 2 The Plan of the Cellar Story 3 The Plan of the Chamber Story 4 Plan of the Attic & Garret 5 Section from West to East and Part of the Section from North to / South

Scale

(1) bar scale of 1/9 inch to 1 foot (2-5) bar scale of ¼ inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

1 as above, N. Rix Esqre,(Soane) NB. The Floor of the Kitchen & Scullery are 3'6" lower than the Floors of the other Rooms, The parts in the plan distinguished with Light Ink are designed to be only one Story high, plan labelled (Baldwin): Withdrawing Room, Kitchen, Paved with Bricks, Scullery, Staircase, The Eating Room, Pantry, Store Room, Entrance, Mr Rix's room, Recess / only (twice), Win[dow] and dimensions given, some in red pen. Verso (McDonnell): a key AA to I of timbers viz. Girders, Trimmer &c, Joists, Bond Timber, Lintols, a key K to P of instructions such as: This breast to be only 4 feet above the Ground floor, All the partititions to be omitted until the house is roofed in; further instructions include NB No Timbers of any kind to be laid within 9 Inches of a Chimney / or Flue in any part of the Building and The hardest bricks to be selected for the Angles and Jaumbs of / Doors and Windows &c every Brick to be bedded and / flushed with morter, in the thickest Walls the courses to / be traversed and grouted... The Joints of the Brickwork to the Fronts not be struck / nor are the Joints to exceed ¼ of an Inch in thickness. 2 as above, N Rix Esqre, labelled (Soane/Baldwin): Washouse & Laundry, Kitchen with Dresser and (red pen) Let this Window / be set out level with / the Kitchen floor, (pen) Scullery, Wine Cellar, The Passage to the / Cellars, Beer Cellar, The Washouse, (pencil) The dairy and Servants Hall, (red pen) dimensions added and note: The whole to be paved with / 10 Inch pavements and Lime white (twice). Verso (McDonnell) instructions beginning: To dig out the Earth according to the Dimensions of the Plan, 2 feet 6 Ins below the present level of the Ground, the Walls to be trenched / one foot ... and ending All the Timbers to be bedded in Loam, if it can be had conveniently 3 as above, labelled Chamber (four times, and one with a) Light Closet, Nursery or Chamber with Water Closet / or / Closet to Nursery, (Soane) Leave this a closet / to the Nursery, The upper part of the Eating Room, Staircase, no door (twice) and some dimensions given 4 as above, Servants Chamber with Closet (twice), The Roof over / the Kitchen Building, The Roof over the / Eating Room, This Chamber to be divided as the space under it / if needful, Staircase and dimensions given 5 as above, labelled Entrance and This door to be in / the middle between / A and B, Staircase, The Withdrawing Room, The second Chamber with Lobby, The best Chamber with Lobby and Light Closet, The Attic room coved / to the Roof, Garret (Soane) In the execution the / Cieling must be / lathed to the Rafters & Collar and In the execution this ceiling must be flat and Ground Line, Level of the Ground as it now is and dimensions given

Signed and dated

(1) J Soane Archt Margaret Street and July 1785 (2) J Soane and July 3d 1785

Medium and dimensions

(1) Pen, red pen, pale burnt umber, sepia and grey-blue washes, shaded (2) pen, red pen, black and grey washes (3) pen, black, grey and yellow washes (4) pen and black wash (5) pen, pale tones of green, blue-green and yellow for walls, light pink for section, blue and grey for window glass, grey shading (1-5) within single ruled (wide) border on laid paper (590 x 470 average) with traces of red sealing wax on four corners of versos

Hand

(1) recto Robert Baldwin (fl.1762-1804) verso John McDonnell (pupil, 18 March 1786-91) (2) recto Baldwin/Soane verso McDonnell (3) Baldwin/Soane (4) Baldwin (5) Baldwin/Soane

Watermark

1-5 J Whatman, fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar and below, ornate W

Level

Drawing

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