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Reference number

SM (1) 38/10/12 (2) volume 63/22 (3) volume 63/23


Survey plans, May 1793 (3)


1 Plan of the Ground Floor and plan of the first floor (verso) details of Doric entablature, cornice and ? ceiling drawn in perspective 2-3 Copies of drawing 1


(1-3) bar scales of 1/10 inch to 1 foot


1 as above, Mr John Pearse, Qy was not the / Breakfast Room A / longer in the Origl, rooms labelled: ground floor: A, Hall (twice), Eating Room (twice), Breakfast Room (twice), Dressg Room (twice) and Strong / Closet (left hand side); first floor, lefthand side: Chamber, Drawing Room, Dressg / Room, Water Clot and Drawing Room; first floor, right hand side: Front DrawgRoom, Back Drawg Room, Best Staircase, Dressg Room and (feint pencil) ----- this 2 Plans separate

Signed and dated

  • 1793
    (1) Copy May 10th 1793 (2-3) undated

Medium and dimensions

(1) Pen and sepia wash (verso, pen, pencil) on laid paper with one fold mark (290 x 427) (2) pen and black ink wash on laid paper (453 x 290) (3) pen, sepia and green washes on laid paper (453 x 290)


Soane office


(1) J Buttanshaw (2-3) fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar and below, ornate W



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