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Reference number

SM (6) volume 73/64 (7) volume 73/65

Purpose

Variant design for a Vestibule with paired Doric columns and stairs ascending to the north and south recesses, 30 March 1804 (2)

Aspect

6 Section looking east 7 Section looking north

Scale

(6-7) bar scale

Inscribed

6 (Soane, pencil) 9.0 (twice), no rustic 7 Top of tooled plinth, (capitals, pencil) Inspectors / Office, Accountants / Office,

Signed and dated

(6) March 30 1803 (7) March 30 1803

Hand

(6) Soane and Soane office (7) Soane office

Notes

Drawings 6 to 9 show sections that correspond with the plans in drawings 1 and 3, including stairs ascending to the recesses on either side of the entrance. Raised north and south recesses were not included in the executed design, thus giving emphasis to the east-west axis. Such a levelling of the recesses may not have been the best choice, however, as the proportions of the Doric order were not consistent throughout the hall: the columns in the recesses were taller than those on the east end.

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Drawing

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