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Reference number

SM (10) volume 73/55 (11) volume 73/70

Purpose

Design for a vestibule with recesses level to the central bay, 1 April 1803 (2)

Aspect

10 Ground floor plan 11 Section looking east and rough part-plan

Scale

(10-11) bar scale

Inscribed

10 plan labelled (Soane): Qy door, Windlass, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, (pencil) Closet and some dimensions given 11 (Soane) some dimensions given

Signed and dated

(4) April 1 1803 (5) April 1: 1803

Hand

Soane office and Soane

Notes

Soane's modifications and rough details focus on the treatment of the vestibule's corners, especially the transition from the central hall and stair to the recesses. Inscriptions on drawing 4 also consider the treatment and dimensions of this transition between the central hall and stair.

A windlass is a principal piece of machinery in construction, consisting of lever, pulley and ropes for hoisting pieces of masonry. The windlass at the Doric Vestibule was used to open and lower the Princes Street gate.

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Drawing

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