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Reference number

SM (1) 50/4/9 (2) 50/4/8 (3) 50/4/7

Purpose

Designs for alterations to 10 Downing Street made by Sir Robert Taylor, 1781-3 (3)

Aspect

1 Plan of Kitchen Story of Chancellor of the Exchequer 2 Plan of Ground Floor 3 First Floor Plan (in pencil, added later)

Scale

(1-3) bar scales of 1/12 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

1 as above, labelled: Servants Hall, (pencil) Shoe Room, (pencil) Powder Room, Passage, Pastry (sic - probably intended 'Pantry'), Kitchen, Washouse, Bakehouse, Scullery, Dry / Larder, Wett (sic) Larder, Passage, Small Beer Cellar, Yard 2 as above, labelled: Dining Room, Waiting Room, (in another hand) Eating room / P Distemper, My Lords Study, (in another hand) Drawing room, Secretarys Room, Library, Lobby, (in another hand) P oil (twice), My Lords / Gentlemans Room, Wardrobe, upper part of Kitchen, Laundry, Maids / Bed Room, Porters Room, Inner Hall, Hall, Downing Street, Houses in Downing Street 3 as above

Medium and dimensions

(1-3) Pen, sepia and (feint) pink washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper, (2) with a flier on wove paper (559 x 342, 553 x 342, 553 x 344)

Hand

(1-3) Sir Robert Taylor

Notes

Drawings 1-3 show the alterations made to 10 Downing Street by Sir Robert Taylor (1714-1788) in 1781-3, including the enlargement of the corridor between the front part of the house and the larger house behind and the substantial rebuilding of the service wing. The entrance to No. 10 is at the top of the drawings. Soane's alterations would be made over the new service block.

Level

Drawing

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