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image SM 46/3/18

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SM 46/3/18


[6] Working drawing, Plan of the Ground Floor, 1794


Plan of the Ground Floor and rough (pencil) details including balustrade


bar scale of 1¾ inches to 1 foot


as above, The Honble MrsYorke, A.B The space between A.B determines the / space between C.D, K pipe to convey water from flatt, dimensions given and (pencil) Breakfast Parlour, Drawing, Library and (pen) dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 1794

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and light red wash on thin laid paper (485 x 453)


Soane Office, draughtsman
Soane office


Comparison of the three ground floor plans (drawings 1, 4 and 6) show that the plan form varied little: the secondary stair was moved westwards, and a breakfast room was placed on the north-west side. The elegant shape of the (slightly stretched) circular drawing room was kept and so was the geometrical stair.



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