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Reference number

SM 30/2/61

Purpose

[139] Design for the entrance hall, longitudinal section, 26 April 1798

Aspect

Longitudinal section; wall plan of column at one corner; part-plan of the east wall; (verso) section of the basement vaults and basement floor plan

Scale

bar scale of 4/9 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

(Soane) Plan / 2 sections, 1 light, One perspective view 1 light / or two if possible, keep these / Colms as wide / apart as possible, obs: 2 feet from old wall, manger / gutter, old wall, old and dimensions given, (Bailey) Sketch of a design for the New Entrance Hall at Bentley Priory, The Marquiss of Abercorn; (verso, Soane) suppose old wall A to be ½ brick / thicker in this story than it is above & / set off equally on each side / this arch would then be / 10:2¼ wide / I cannot determine / the width of this arch / and I not knowing the thickness / of the old wall A in this / story I cannot determine the width of this arch / but from the / dimensions here given / it will be readily / determined on the spot, A, level of old cellar, (pencil) No 1, No 2 and dimensions given in pen and pencil

Signed and dated

April 26 98, (George Bailey) 1798 (verso) Apl 30 1798

Medium and dimensions

Pencil and pen on wove paper (667 x 559)

Hand

SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect
Soane, and some titles added later by George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil and assistant 1806-37, curator 1837-60)
Bailey, George (1792--1860)
Soane, and some titles added later by George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil and assistant 1806-37, curator 1837-60)

Level

Drawing

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