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Reference number

29/4D/1

Purpose

[1] Variant designs for alterations to Halsnead Hall, 8 May 1789

Aspect

Ground floor plan and Elevation of Entrance Front; (verso) ground floor plan and Elevation of Entrance Front showing a variant design

Scale

bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Richard Willis Esqr, Plan of additions with the Drawg Room / on the principal floor, Vestibule / 13'0" by 17'0", Withdrawing Room / 32'0" by 22'3", Breakfast Room / 27'0" by 17'3", Grt Staircase / 23'¼ diam., dotted, Eating Room / 32'0" by 22'3", Butler's Pantry / 19'8" by 11'6", Passage from Offices, W. Closet, Housekeeper's / Room / 15'0" by 13'0", China / Closet, Kitchen / (sheet trimmed) by 27'0", Servants' Hall / 17'4" by 14'6"½, Justice Room / 17'4" by 10'8"½, Hall / 25'0 by 19'9"½, Bed Chamber, Study, Closet for / (?)Papers, 7 flutes (twice); (verso, pencil and some in pen) as above, R. Willis Esqr, Plan of additions with the Drawg Room on the one pair floor, Vestibule / 12'0 x 17'0 / 12' by 17'0", Glass door, Great staircase / 23'4" diamr, Breakfast Room / 35'0" by 22'3", Bed Chamber / 18'8" by 17'3", Eating Room / 31'0" by 22'3", Butler's Pantry / 18.8 by 11.6, Passage from offices, Cleaning / shoes &c, Kitchen / (sheet trimmed) 9.0 by 27.0, Servants Hall / 15.0 by 13.0, W Clo[set], Housekeeper's / Room / 17'4" by 14'1"½, Justice Room / 17'4" by 10'8"½, Hall / 25.0 by 19.9½, Study, Housekeeper's / Store Room, Closet for / (?)Papers, Qy Entab[lature] / E---- (illegible feint pencil) a / pedestal, Cap[ital] & Base, Ped[imen]t Pitch, dimensions and calculations given

Signed and dated

(verso) Copy May 8th (1789, sheet trimmed)

Medium and dimensions

Pencil and pen on laid paper with three fold marks (470 x 589)

Hand

Soane office and Soane
SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect
Soane office and Soane

Watermark

J Whatman and fleur-de-lis over cartouche and W below

Literature

J. Burke, A genealogical and heraldic dictionary of the landed gentry of Great Britain & Ireland for 1852, 1852, pp. 1602-3.

Level

Drawing

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