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SM 6/1/10


[7] Survey drawing with a design for the drawing room, 3 April 1791


Section through the centre range of the house; first floor plan; (verso) rough elevation of a round-headed window beneath crenellation


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Plan of the Chamber floor of Wimple, The Earl of Hardwicke, plan lettered A to K, M, N, W, V corresponding to key: A. This Chimney is to be / removed & the passage / continued to the / Chamber D with a / door at E & another / door at F (opposite / Center of window) into / Dressing Room G / A. The flue of the Chy / which gathers towards / the door B is for / the new Chy in / drawing Room see / drawing A.2 / M. Turn a brick arch / under this Landing / N. Step up these doors / 1½ brick next / staircase / W.W. Water closets / V. Staircase to attics, L is 4:4 above the level of K, Rise 2.1½ and dimensions given, section labelled Corinthian pilasters fluted & cables, lettered a (twice) corresponding to: a.a. plain busts on these Cornices, calculations, and some dimensions given; (verso) Plan of Chamber floor and calculations

Signed and dated

  • 3 April 1791
    April 3d 1791; (verso) Wimple April 1791

Medium and dimensions

Pencil and pen on laid paper with four fold marks (549 x 675)


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



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