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Reference number

SM (189) 67/2/4 (190) 67/2/5 (191) 67/2/3

Purpose

Record drawings of preliminary variant designs for a single-storey Gardener's House, 1816 (3)

Aspect

189 Plan, Chelsea Hospital, Sketch of a design for a new House for the Master Gardener 190 Plan, Chelsea Hospital, Sketch of a Design for the Gardener's House 191 Plan, Chelsea Hospital, Sketch of a design for a New House for the Master Gardener

Scale

(189-191) bar scale

Inscribed

189-190 as above, labelled Bed Room, Wash House, Kitchen, Parlour and some dimensions given 191 as above, labelled Parlour, Bed Room and Kitchen

Signed and dated

(189-191) 1816

Hand

Soane office

Notes

The new Gardener's house was sited on the West Road, opposite College Court but further south from Soane's Bakehouse.

The three slightly variant plans show a simple four-room, one-storey structure with the entrance on the north side. The requirement of kitchen, parlour, wash house and bedroom remains the same in all three plans; a closet between the parlour and bedroom has been added to drawing 190.

All three plans show a stair in the north-west corner. The building (as can be seen from the elevations shown in drawings 200 to 201) is of one-storey only, and the stairs lead to a cellar, as can be seen from PRO (Works 31/230) (see notes to drawing 198). This arrangement is very similar to Soane's Bakehouse (see note to drawings 198 to 201).

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Drawing

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