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image SM 77/1/45 (verso)

Reference number

SM 77/1/45 (verso)




1 Rough survey Plan of the Parlour Floor and of the offices to the rear of the garden


bar scale of 1/10 inch to 1 foot


as above, Earl Fortescue, Qy [Query) Stop up the Door A & place it / and place the Door C in the middle / make Blank door to correspond with C, A B C, rooms labelled: Dining Room, Library, Flatt, Laundry, Ironing Table, Mangle, Hay Loft, Ladder, Coach Mans Room, (?) Grooms Room / 10.0 x 3.0 [feet]

Medium and dimensions

Pencil on laid paper, two sheets fastened together with red sealing wax (541 x 611)




Drawn on the verso of a detail of a queen post truss for the 'The Revd Mr Richards', this feint pencil drawing was made by Soane. There is an unidentified (feint pencil) plan on the left of the two joined sheets. The survey shows (at ground floor level) the house and the flat roof of the offices and, at the rear of the garden, the laundry and upper floor of the stables.



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