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Reference number

SM (36) volume 73/60 (37) volume 72/47

Purpose

Designs for the vestibule, showing variant designs for the ajoining stair and offices, one dated 1 May 1803 (2)

Aspect

36 Ground floor plan; and rough part-section looking west 37 Ground floor plan; and rough pencil elevations of the west end of the Accountants office

Scale

(36-37) bar scale

Inscribed

36 plan labelled (pencil, Soane): Closet / for / windlass, Closet and dimensions given 37 plan labelled (pencil, Soane): Skylight (twice), Urinal (twice), Porter

Signed and dated

(36) May 1: 1803

Hand

Soane office and Soane

Watermark

(37) I Taylor 1801

Notes

Drawings 36 and 37 have variant designs for the closets, the office south-east of the Vestibule, and the loggia. Both drawings show modifications that indicate the ceiling plan.

The plan of the Vestibule's interior is shown as built.

Level

Drawing

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