- Published Work: Soane/Baroque/Adam/other architects
The keyed inscriptions on both drawings refer to the varying ceiling and floor levels of the ground and first floors, respectively.
The verso of drawing 13 has an unfinished section showing two buildings linked by an arched entrance. The building on the left-hand side has a mezzanine and chimneys at both ends. The building on the right has two storeys, its windows set within blind segmental-headed arches. In March and April 1794 drawings were made for alterations to the cottage, including a section of on 15 April for a building with mezzanine. Drawing 13 verso is probably a preliminary design for these alterations.
The verso of drawing 14 is drawing 15, a design for the first floor.
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