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image 2/9/31

Reference number

2/9/31

Purpose

[29] Presentation drawing showing a variant of drawing 25, 27 July 1799

Aspect

Ground floor plan and rough part-plans of the kitchen

Scale

bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot, approximately

Inscribed

A design for the alterations and additions of the ground floor at Hollwood House a seat of the Right Honble William Pitt, vestibule, arcade, breakfast room, eating room, drawing room, library, water closet (twice), Mr Pitt's dressing room, pantry, court, arcade, passage, kitchen, (pencil) No 6, Plan settled with Mr Pitt, and plan labelled (Soane, red and black pen): Servants' Hall, ch[imne]y, arcade, door, landings numbered 1 to 24, housekeeper's room / butler, working room, stewards room, K, pier, d, e, Q, stove, old wall Qy, leave a / flue, old / kitchen / ch[imne]y, leave a vacuum / from the outside of / old wall, then build an 18 in wall, K, stove, Q. Qy allow / as it --- (illegible) / ab, Qy large arch as above / instead of colms, Qy, eql, qy, NB 17:9 will be wide enough / for this room, & Scullery / floor of the kitchen 3 steps / or 1:9 below the / level of the the other floor, 2 flues, washouse / & laundry, wood posts on / stone plinths, arcade, (partly erased) Qy washouse & laundry, Scullery, G, this window should be / in the middle of / the end front (if possible), H Keeper Butler, move this window, a, b, c, a.a. equal width / b. omit this break / c.c.c. leave indents for these walls / d. should range with e. / g. part of this wall must be 2:3 to receive the flues of the ch[imne]ys and dimensions given

Signed and dated

(29) Lincolns Inn Fields July 27th 1799, At Hollwood Monday July 29 1799

Medium and dimensions

Pen and black and blue washes, red pen, pencil pricked for transfer within double ruled and black wash border on laid paper (686 x 475)

Hand

SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect
Soane and Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848, pupil and assistant 1794-1808), George Mansfield (Surveyor 1797-1800) and Thomas Sword (pupil 1799-1804)
Seward, Henry Hake (1778--1848), draughtsman
Soane and Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848, pupil and assistant 1794-1808), George Mansfield (Surveyor 1797-1800) and Thomas Sword (pupil 1799-1804)
George Mansfield, surveyor
Soane and Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848, pupil and assistant 1794-1808), George Mansfield (Surveyor 1797-1800) and Thomas Sword (pupil 1799-1804)
Thomas Sword, draughtsman
Soane and Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848, pupil and assistant 1794-1808), George Mansfield (Surveyor 1797-1800) and Thomas Sword (pupil 1799-1804)

Watermark

J Whatman 1794 and fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche and W below

Level

Drawing

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