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image SM (72) 11/3/53

Reference number

SM (72) 11/3/53

Purpose

Survey drawing and designs for a counting house for house No. 3, March 1810

Aspect

72 Plan of the Basement Story / of No 3 Princes Street

Scale

bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

as above, labelled: Coals (twice), Small / beer / Cellar, Passage to Coal Vaults, Dresser, door, Kitchen, Staircase, Washouse & Scullery, Lobby, Cleaning / Shoes / &c, Pantry, Passage, Larder, 4.6, 8.6, 9, Butlers, 7.0, Qy [query] / door, Court, Wine Cellar, 7.6, 12.6, Necessary (twice), Coals (twice); (verso): No 3

Signed and dated

  • 15 Feb / 15th March 1810

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and burnt Sienna washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper with three fold marks (637 x 483)

Hand

Soane

Watermark

SH

Notes

The basement under the new office behind No. 3 is drawn roughly, and was seemingly added on to an existing survey drawing of the basement of No. 3.

Level

Drawing

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