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image Image 1 for SM (33) volume 72/45 (34) volume 72/46
image Image 2 for SM (33) volume 72/45 (34) volume 72/46
  • image Image 1 for SM (33) volume 72/45 (34) volume 72/46
  • image Image 2 for SM (33) volume 72/45 (34) volume 72/46

Reference number

SM (33) volume 72/45 (34) volume 72/46

Purpose

Variant designs for a Vestibule with an alternative stair in the centre bay (2)

Aspect

33 Ground floor plan, showing a second pair of columns in both recesses 34 Ground floor plan, showing a second pair of columns at the east end of the Vestibule

Scale

(33-34) bar scale

Hand

Soane office

Notes

Drawings 33 and 34 show an alternative stair in the main hall of the Vestibule, essentially a square of risers with the west side descending three steps to Princes Street and the other three sides ascending to the north, south and east arms of the hall. The designs vary by the shape and columniation of the recesses: drawing 33 shows semicircular recesses behind the paired columns, whereas drawing 34 shows four columns within the recesses. The latter composition was included in the built design for the Vestibule.

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Drawing

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