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Reference number

SM (17) 33/1/30 (18) 33/1/31

Purpose

Working drawings for the basement of the west building, one dated 12 April 1792 (2)

Aspect

17 Plan of part of the Basement Story of the House in Pallmall; and rough elevation of piers 18 Plan of the Basement Floor

Scale

(17-18) bar scale of 2/7 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

17 as above, The Marquis of Buckingham, dimensions given, (pencil) This to be 36 feet; (verso) Marqs Buckingham / Pall Mall / Plan of Basement floor 18 as above, The Marquis of Buckingham, NB This flue must be left standing / as it make[s] a pier to match / another at the corner A, A, plan labelled (pencil): Make these / windows / ---- --- / --- --- (illegible), leave an indent as ----, Situation of / this wall is / wrong, Situation of / this / wall is / wrong, Qy, Windows / straight or / place on / this story and dimensions given in pen and pencil; (verso) Marqs Buckingham / Pall Mall // Plan of Basement floor / Apl 19th 1792

Signed and dated

(17) 1792 (18) Copy April 12th 1792 and sent (as above) 19 April 1792

Medium and dimensions

(17) Pen and pencil on wove paper with four fold marks (535 x 636) (18) pen and pink and grey washes, pencil, on wove paper with four fold marks (534 x 678)

Hand

(17-18) Frederick Meyer (1775-?, pupil April 1791-1796) and Soane

Notes

The west building was rebuilt, with a new basement as in drawings 17 and 18. The basement plans include those alterations made to drawing 14, with a segmental-plan alcove at the north end of the Servants' Hall and a timber partition towards the centre. Further alterations to the basement plan are suggested in pencil on drawing 18.

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Drawing

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