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image Image 1 for SM (46) volume 72/10 (47) volume 72/50
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SM (46) volume 72/10 (47) volume 72/50


Record drawings (2)


46 Section looking east 47 Section looking east; and details of the bases of columns


(46-47) bar scale


(46-47) I Taylor 1801


The Doric columns in the Vestibule were elevated slightly so as to include a shadow gap beneath the column. This is apparently the earliest use of this detail in Soane's architecture though subsequently used by him for other of his buildings.



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