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Reference number

SM 71/3/19

Purpose

Survey plan, April 1792

Aspect

Plan with a few illegible pencil suggestions in Soane's hand

Scale

bar scale of 1/16 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

labelled: Saint Johns Lane (twice), Street leading to the River, Bridge Street, Court, Yard (5 times), Yard for Coals Garden, Dr Craven's / Garden, rooms labelled: Hall, Combination / Room, Anti-Chapel, Vestry, Chapel, Dr Craven's Kitchen &c, Wood &c, Washouse, Privy, Apartments / for the / Collegians, Passage (twice), Arched / Entrance; offices labelled: Stable / etca, Plumbers / Shop, Mr Wete / Plumber and Glazier, Mrs Brand / Day School, Bed Maker / to the College, Mrs Brazier, Mrs Edmunds, Mrs Finch, Privy and / Dust, Cabinet Makers, Bakers Shop etc, Bakers Washouse, Cabinet Makers / Kitchen, Workshop, Shed and Query does this wall belong to the College and (pencil, Soane) a few dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • Great Scotland Yard April 27th 1792

Medium and dimensions

Pen, warm sepia and light green washes, pricked for transfer on laid paper (618 x 943)

Hand

Thomas Chawner (1774-1851, pupil 1788-1794)

Watermark

J Whatman

Literature

D.Stroud, Sir John Soane architect, 2nd ed., 1984, pp.253-4

Level

Drawing

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