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SM 29/1/7


[3] Unexecuted alternative design by William Heaton, Principal floor, 1786-7


Plan of the Principal floor of a House designed for Thos Gyffard Esqre with slight (pencil) plan with dimensions. Verso, (pencil) poorly drawn rectangular plan


1/15 inch to 1 foot


as above, rooms labelled A B C D E F G H I with key: Reference / A. Vestibule / B. Library / C. Eating room / D. Salone / E. Ante Chamber / F. Ladys Dressing room / G. Bed Chamber / H. Gentlemans Dressg room / I. Chapel and (pencil, Soane) Eat.Rm, Lib., Vestibule

Signed and dated

  • 1 May 1786 - 14 February 1788
    Datable to between 1 May 1786 and 14 February 1788, when William Heaton was employed on Chillington by Soane, and probably earlier rather than later in that period

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash, pencil within single ruled wide border on laid paper (267 x 442)


Clerk 1786-88 William Heaton, draughtsman
William Heaton (clerk 1786-88)


J Whatman



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