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Reference number

SM (10) 48/1/52 (11) 48/1/51 (12) 48/1/50 (13) 48/1/49 (14) 48/1/48

Purpose

[10-14] Floor plans, October 1817 (5)

Aspect

10 The Plan of the Basement 11 Plan of ground floor 12 The Plan of the first Floor 13 The plan of the two pair Story 14 The plan of the Attic Story

Scale

(10-14) bar scales of 3½ inches to 10 feet

Inscribed

10 as above, rooms labelled: Area, Kitchen, Closet (twice), Double Boiler, Stoves &c, Staircase, Court, Privy, Man Servant's / Room, wine Cellar, ale cellar, Coal Cellar, Beer / cellar, Cleaning Shoes / &c, Passage from Area Steps, Scullery and / Wash house and Larder, and Store Closet 11 The Old Jewry, Warehouse occupied by Messrs Mello, Pread & Co, rooms labelled: Steps, Area, Passage leading into the House, Court (twice), Mr Higham's Room, Strong Closet, Staircase, Lobby to Offices &c, China Closet, Strong Closet, Water / Closet / for / Clerks, Sink, double desk, Clerks Office / No 1, Clerks Office / No 2, desk (twice), Counter, Hall for the Public, Messenger, desk, chair, Lobby, Open Area, Steps leading to the Kitchen / and domestic Office and some dimensions given 12 as above, Eating Room, Staircase, Water Closet, Lobby, Chamber (twice), Dressing Room, Passage and some dimensions given 13 as above, Nursery, Staircase, Lobby and Chamber (twice) 14 as above

Signed and dated

(10-14) Lincolns Inn Fields / October 1817

Medium and dimensions

(10) Pen, black, sepia and pale blue washes within double ruled and black wash border on wove paper (617 x 823) (11) pen, sepia, pale pink, pale blue and warm sepia washes within double ruled and black wash border on wove paper (613 x 818) (12) pen, sepia, pale pink and pale blue washes within double ruled and black wash border on wove paper ( 618 x 820) (13) pen, sepia, pale pink and pale blue washes within double ruled and black wash border (622 x 818) (14) pen, sepia and pale pink washes within double ruled and black wash border (623 x 824)

Hand

(10-14) George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil then assistant, 1806-37, curator 1837-60)

Watermark

(10-14) J Whatman 1816

Notes

A comparison of the ground floor plan (11) with earlier plans (3 and 5) shows very little change. Soane's addition of external steps to the kitchen and amendment to the messengers' room (drawing 5) have been incorporated but not the proposed lobby. Drawings 12-14 are the same as drawings 6-8. At this stage there is no provision for William Pitt's Cenotaph so that the upper floors are entirely domestic accommodation on a generous scale for Samuel Higham (in charge of the National Debt Redemption Office) and his family.

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Drawing

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