Explore Collections Explore The Collections
You are here: CollectionsOnline  /  Survey drawings, 29-30 September 1790 (11)

Browse

top left corner
top right corner
bottom left corner
bottom right corner
image Image 1 for SM (1) 30/1B/1 (2) 30/1B/5 (3) 30/1B/3 (4) 30/1B/4 (5) 30/1B/9 (6) 30/1B/12 (7) 30/1B/10 (8) 30/1B/11 (9) 30/1B/13 (10) 30/1B/2 (11) 30/1B/14
image Image 2 for SM (1) 30/1B/1 (2) 30/1B/5 (3) 30/1B/3 (4) 30/1B/4 (5) 30/1B/9 (6) 30/1B/12 (7) 30/1B/10 (8) 30/1B/11 (9) 30/1B/13 (10) 30/1B/2 (11) 30/1B/14
image Image 3 for SM (1) 30/1B/1 (2) 30/1B/5 (3) 30/1B/3 (4) 30/1B/4 (5) 30/1B/9 (6) 30/1B/12 (7) 30/1B/10 (8) 30/1B/11 (9) 30/1B/13 (10) 30/1B/2 (11) 30/1B/14
image Image 4 for SM (1) 30/1B/1 (2) 30/1B/5 (3) 30/1B/3 (4) 30/1B/4 (5) 30/1B/9 (6) 30/1B/12 (7) 30/1B/10 (8) 30/1B/11 (9) 30/1B/13 (10) 30/1B/2 (11) 30/1B/14
image Image 5 for SM (1) 30/1B/1 (2) 30/1B/5 (3) 30/1B/3 (4) 30/1B/4 (5) 30/1B/9 (6) 30/1B/12 (7) 30/1B/10 (8) 30/1B/11 (9) 30/1B/13 (10) 30/1B/2 (11) 30/1B/14
image Image 6 for SM (1) 30/1B/1 (2) 30/1B/5 (3) 30/1B/3 (4) 30/1B/4 (5) 30/1B/9 (6) 30/1B/12 (7) 30/1B/10 (8) 30/1B/11 (9) 30/1B/13 (10) 30/1B/2 (11) 30/1B/14
image Image 7 for SM (1) 30/1B/1 (2) 30/1B/5 (3) 30/1B/3 (4) 30/1B/4 (5) 30/1B/9 (6) 30/1B/12 (7) 30/1B/10 (8) 30/1B/11 (9) 30/1B/13 (10) 30/1B/2 (11) 30/1B/14
image Image 8 for SM (1) 30/1B/1 (2) 30/1B/5 (3) 30/1B/3 (4) 30/1B/4 (5) 30/1B/9 (6) 30/1B/12 (7) 30/1B/10 (8) 30/1B/11 (9) 30/1B/13 (10) 30/1B/2 (11) 30/1B/14
image Image 9 for SM (1) 30/1B/1 (2) 30/1B/5 (3) 30/1B/3 (4) 30/1B/4 (5) 30/1B/9 (6) 30/1B/12 (7) 30/1B/10 (8) 30/1B/11 (9) 30/1B/13 (10) 30/1B/2 (11) 30/1B/14
image Image 10 for SM (1) 30/1B/1 (2) 30/1B/5 (3) 30/1B/3 (4) 30/1B/4 (5) 30/1B/9 (6) 30/1B/12 (7) 30/1B/10 (8) 30/1B/11 (9) 30/1B/13 (10) 30/1B/2 (11) 30/1B/14
image Image 11 for SM (1) 30/1B/1 (2) 30/1B/5 (3) 30/1B/3 (4) 30/1B/4 (5) 30/1B/9 (6) 30/1B/12 (7) 30/1B/10 (8) 30/1B/11 (9) 30/1B/13 (10) 30/1B/2 (11) 30/1B/14
  • image Image 1 for SM (1) 30/1B/1 (2) 30/1B/5 (3) 30/1B/3 (4) 30/1B/4 (5) 30/1B/9 (6) 30/1B/12 (7) 30/1B/10 (8) 30/1B/11 (9) 30/1B/13 (10) 30/1B/2 (11) 30/1B/14
  • image Image 2 for SM (1) 30/1B/1 (2) 30/1B/5 (3) 30/1B/3 (4) 30/1B/4 (5) 30/1B/9 (6) 30/1B/12 (7) 30/1B/10 (8) 30/1B/11 (9) 30/1B/13 (10) 30/1B/2 (11) 30/1B/14
  • image Image 3 for SM (1) 30/1B/1 (2) 30/1B/5 (3) 30/1B/3 (4) 30/1B/4 (5) 30/1B/9 (6) 30/1B/12 (7) 30/1B/10 (8) 30/1B/11 (9) 30/1B/13 (10) 30/1B/2 (11) 30/1B/14
  • image Image 4 for SM (1) 30/1B/1 (2) 30/1B/5 (3) 30/1B/3 (4) 30/1B/4 (5) 30/1B/9 (6) 30/1B/12 (7) 30/1B/10 (8) 30/1B/11 (9) 30/1B/13 (10) 30/1B/2 (11) 30/1B/14
  • image Image 5 for SM (1) 30/1B/1 (2) 30/1B/5 (3) 30/1B/3 (4) 30/1B/4 (5) 30/1B/9 (6) 30/1B/12 (7) 30/1B/10 (8) 30/1B/11 (9) 30/1B/13 (10) 30/1B/2 (11) 30/1B/14
  • image Image 6 for SM (1) 30/1B/1 (2) 30/1B/5 (3) 30/1B/3 (4) 30/1B/4 (5) 30/1B/9 (6) 30/1B/12 (7) 30/1B/10 (8) 30/1B/11 (9) 30/1B/13 (10) 30/1B/2 (11) 30/1B/14
  • image Image 7 for SM (1) 30/1B/1 (2) 30/1B/5 (3) 30/1B/3 (4) 30/1B/4 (5) 30/1B/9 (6) 30/1B/12 (7) 30/1B/10 (8) 30/1B/11 (9) 30/1B/13 (10) 30/1B/2 (11) 30/1B/14
  • image Image 8 for SM (1) 30/1B/1 (2) 30/1B/5 (3) 30/1B/3 (4) 30/1B/4 (5) 30/1B/9 (6) 30/1B/12 (7) 30/1B/10 (8) 30/1B/11 (9) 30/1B/13 (10) 30/1B/2 (11) 30/1B/14
  • image Image 9 for SM (1) 30/1B/1 (2) 30/1B/5 (3) 30/1B/3 (4) 30/1B/4 (5) 30/1B/9 (6) 30/1B/12 (7) 30/1B/10 (8) 30/1B/11 (9) 30/1B/13 (10) 30/1B/2 (11) 30/1B/14
  • image Image 10 for SM (1) 30/1B/1 (2) 30/1B/5 (3) 30/1B/3 (4) 30/1B/4 (5) 30/1B/9 (6) 30/1B/12 (7) 30/1B/10 (8) 30/1B/11 (9) 30/1B/13 (10) 30/1B/2 (11) 30/1B/14
  • image Image 11 for SM (1) 30/1B/1 (2) 30/1B/5 (3) 30/1B/3 (4) 30/1B/4 (5) 30/1B/9 (6) 30/1B/12 (7) 30/1B/10 (8) 30/1B/11 (9) 30/1B/13 (10) 30/1B/2 (11) 30/1B/14

Reference number

SM (1) 30/1B/1 (2) 30/1B/5 (3) 30/1B/3 (4) 30/1B/4 (5) 30/1B/9 (6) 30/1B/12 (7) 30/1B/10 (8) 30/1B/11 (9) 30/1B/13 (10) 30/1B/2 (11) 30/1B/14

Purpose

Survey drawings, 29-30 September 1790 (11)

Aspect

1 General Plan of the House and Offices at Williamstrip 2 Plan of the Basement Story 3 Plan of the Principal Floor (verso) design for a new five-bay elevation labelled This is out of use 4 Plan of the Bedchamber Floor 5 Elevation of the West Front 6 Elevation of the East Front 7 Elevation of the South Front 8 Elevation of the North Front 9 Section of the House from A to B 10 Plan of the Bedchambers over Offices and Hayloft over Stable 11 Elevation of the East side of Stable Court from A to B, Elevation of the West side of the Stable Court, Elevation of the North side of Stable Court / and Section thro' Laundry Stable, Elevation[s] of the North, East and West Front[s] of Offices

Scale

(1) bar scale of 1/13 inch to 1 foot (2-9) bar scales of 2/9 inch to 1 foot (3 verso) bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot (10-11) bar scales of 1/13 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

1 as above, Hicks Beach Esqre, (of the block plan) Dwelling House, offices labelled: Entrance / to / House, Passage (4 times), Entrance / to / Cellars, Lobby, Coals, Clean Shoes &c, Skylights, Housekeepers Pantry, Housekeepers Room, Press (twice), Kitchen, Dresser, Oven, Scullery & Bakehouse, Cold Larder, Woodhouse, Servants Hall, Table, Washing / Machine, Laundry / & / Washouse, Mangle, Iron board or washg tubs, Yard, Brewhouse, Copper (twice), Pumps, Coolers, Guile [cask or barrel], Dung, Dust (twice), Elm Trees, Coals (twice), Wood, Common Stable, Hay, Entrance, Hunters Stable, Coals (twice), Wood, Aviary, Drying Grounds, Bottle Rack, Henhouse, Yard, Fowls, Ducklings, Scalding Room, Dairy, Harness Room, Stove, Saddle Horse Stable, Coachouse Stable, Coachouse, Stable Court, compass points N S E W and dimensions given 2 as above, Hicks Beach Esqre, labelled Strong Beer / Cellar, Small beer / Cellar, Ale / Cellar, Wine Cellar, Boxes, Catacombs (twice), A higher than B 4' 3" / C higher than A 2.1 and dimensions given 3 as above, Hicks Beach Esqre, rooms etc labelled: Hall, Best Staircase, Library, Closet, Butlers Pantry, Press (twice), Drawers, Breakfast Room, Vestibule, Drawing Room, Water Closet, Pipes, Eating Room and dimensions given; 3 (verso) as above 4 as above, labelled: Best Staircase, Dressing Room, Lattice above / Door, Water Closet and dimensions given 5-7 as above, Hicks Beach Esqre and some dimensions given 8 as above, Hicks Beach Esqre, Cistern, Door into / Beer Cellars and some dimensions given 9 as above, Hicks Beach Esqre and dimensions given 10 as above, Hicks Beach Esqre, labelled: Cistern, Skylight, Closet / for Lumber, Gardeners Room, Coachmans / Room, Spare Room / for Servants, Housekeepers / Store Room, Mr Richards / Room, Servants Bedroom, The upper Part / of Brewhouse, Cheese Chamber, Pidgeon room, Hay Loft, hole, Roof, Apple Room, Hayloft, Hayloft, Roof and dimensions given 11 as above, Hicks Beach Esqre and dimensions given

Signed and dated

(1) Albion Place Septr 29. 1790 (2-3) Albion Place Sepr 29th 1790 (4) not dated (5) Albion Place Septr 30th 1790 (6) Albion Place Septr 29th 1790 (7-8) Albion Place Septr 30th 1790 (9) Albion Place Septr 29th 1790 (10) Albion Place Sepr 30th 1790 (11) Albion Place Septr 29th 1790

Medium and dimensions

(1) Pen and sepia washes, pricked for transfer on laid paper with one fold mark (683 x 570) (2) pen and sepia wash, pricked for transfer on laid paper with one fold mark (690 x 576) (3) pen and sepia wash, pricked for transfer on laid paper with one fold mark (691 x 575) (3 verso) brown pen and sepia wash, drawn without a straight edge over ruled, pencil guide lines (4) pen and sepia wash, shaded, pricked for transfer on laid paper with one fold mark (697 x 577) (5) pen and sepia washes, shaded, pricked for transfer on laid paper with one fold mark (696 x 561) (6) pen and sepia washes, shaded, pricked for transfer on laid paper with one fold mark (689 x 564) (7) pen and sepia washes, shaded, pricked for transfer on laid paper with one fold mark (692 x 562) (8) pen, sepia, green and light red washes, some pricking for transfer on laid paper with one fold mark (565 x 700) (9) pen, sepia, yellow and light red washes on laid paper, some pricking for transfer on laid paper with one fold mark (558 x 690) (10) pen, sepia wash and green washes on laid paper, pricked for transfer on laid paper with one fold mark (688 x 568) (11) pen, sepia, yellow and light red washes, shaded, some prickinh for transfer on laid paper (693 x 562)

Hand

(1-11) Soane office hands (3 verso) Soane

Notes

The overall survey plan (drawing 1) shows the house as 65 feet wide and 55 feet deep with entrances on three sides - west, east and south. On the north side are the offices that with the walled enclosures, run for about 200 feet by 130 feet. The labels on the basement plan (drawing 2) are for beer and wine cellars. The plan of the ground floor (drawing 3) shows four reception rooms, hall, vestibule and stair and, for example, that the entrance lobby on the south side is now a water closet. On the verso, is a design for the west front by Soane now superseded (see drawing 13 recto). The bedchamber plan shows eight rooms, six with beds, one identified as a dressing room and another unlabelled. The plan of the second floor is missing.
The five-bay west front (drawing 5) has a two-storey (and basement) projecting bay with balustrade on either side of a pedimented Doric doorway with a panelled door with fanlight. A pediment crowns the centre three bays; the second floor windows, above the bays, are Diocletian. The seven-bay east front (drawing 6) has a pedimented, slightly projecting three-bay centre and a doorway with a segmental pediment on scrolled brackets and a shouldered lintel, and with a glazed door; above at second floor level is a Diocletian window. The south front (drawing 7) has a two-storey (and basement) projecting bay (by 3 feet 2½ inches) with balustrade on either side of a deeper (6 feet 11 inches) two-storey bay with balustrade, and with a doorway with a scrolled pediment. All fronts have 'strip' quoins to the corners and ball finials to pediments and the corners of the parapets. Soane's remodelling of the fronts left the east front unchanged. Drawing 8 is for the plan five-bay north elevation to the offices.
The east-west section (drawing 9) with the projecting south porch on the right and the north offices and on the left. Drawing 10 is for the upper floor over the offices and includes a cistern, rooms for staff, among them the plumber, 'cheese chamber', pigeon loft and apple store (see also drawing 13 verso for plan of ground floor with additions, dated February 1791).

Level

Drawing

Digitisation of the Drawings Collection has been made possible through the generosity of the Leon Levy Foundation

If you have any further information about this object, please contact us: drawings@soane.org.uk

Sir John Soane's collection includes some 30,000 architectural, design and topographical drawings which is a very important resource for scholars worldwide. His was the first architect’s collection to attempt to preserve the best in design for the architectural profession in the future, and it did so by assembling as exemplars surviving drawings by great Renaissance masters and by the leading architects in Britain in the 17th and 18th centuries and his near contemporaries such as Sir William Chambers, Robert Adam and George Dance the Younger. These drawings sit side by side with 9,000 drawings in Soane’s own hand or those of the pupils in his office, covering his early work as a student, his time in Italy and the drawings produced in the course of his architectural practice from 1780 until the 1830s.

Browse (via the vertical menu to the left) and search results for Drawings include a mixture of Concise catalogue records – drawn from an outline list of the collection – and fuller records where drawings have been catalogued in more detail (an ongoing process).