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SM (47) 10/2/23 (48) 10/2/8


Record drawings of designs for the attic (2)


47 Elevation of panelled pedestal framed by fluted pilasters to either side and crowned with scrolled anthemion, with a corner antefix at the base to either side (verso) unrelated ground plan and first floor plan for part of Holwood House 48 Elevation of a parapet with, on either end, pedestals between fluted pilasters. On one end the pedestal is crowned with a pediment between patera; on the other end the pedestal bears a segmental pediment enclosing leaf motif, flanked to either side by antefixes


(47-48) to a scale


47 (Bailey) The Bank of England, Design for part of Attic, North Front (verso) The Right Honble William Pitt, plan labelled in feint pencil including One Pair Floor, Ground Floor, and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • (47) (Bailey) 1796


Soane office and Soane


Soane worked on the alterations and additions of Holwood House for William Pitt from 1797 to 1799



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