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image SM (28) volume 72/23

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SM (28) volume 72/23


Design for the west end of the Accountants Office and adjoining court, October 1803


28 Elevation looking north; rough pencil details of consoles


to a scale


(Soane) Floor of Accts Office, Floor (three times), (office) Semicircular, Sem: circle, York and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • L.I.F. Oct: 4: 1803, and alterations labelled Jan: 11 1804, Feb: 1804


Soane office and Soane


J Whatman 1801


Drawing 28 shows a coved ceiling. The adjacent exterior elevation has been altered to include the Porter's Lodge, with chimneys and a rampart walk on the third storey.



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