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Reference number

SM (9) 82/3/6 (10) 82/3/5 (11) 82/3/7 (12) 82/3/4

Purpose

Survey drawings of Lady Suffolk's house, May 1829 (4)

Aspect

9 Plan of the Basement Story / of the late Dowager Lady Suffolk's House / Duke St Westminster 10 Ground Plan of the late Dowager Lady Suffolks House / Duke Street, Westminster; (verso) plan of the stone courses of St Peter's Church, Walworth 11 Plan of the Ground Story / of the late Dowager Lady Suffolks House / Duke St Westminster; (verso) rough part plan of the ground floor of the old State Paper Office, Great George Street 12 Plan of First Floor / of the late Lady Dowager Suffolks House / Duke Street / Westminster; (verso) plan of the Third Course of Plinth which forms the Lintel of St Peter's Church, Walworth

Scale

(9) to a scale of 3/16 inch to 1 foot (10) bar scale of 3/16 inch to 1 foot; (verso) to a scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot (11) bar scale of 3/16 inch to 1 foot (12) to a scale of 3/16 inch to 1 foot; (verso) to a scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

9 as above, labelled Washouse, Oven, Privey (sic) (twice) and dimensions given 10 as above, labelled: Entrance Hall, Grand Staircase, Duke Street and dimensions given; (verso): Pannel (sic) and dimensions given 11 as above, labelled: Front Door, Park, this rises above / the level of Park / 7'9'', Garden, Mr Farquhars House, Pavement (twice), Duke Street, Upper Crown / Street and dimensions given; (verso, pencil) Entrance Hall, Door (3 times), No 2, Presses 2 feet deep, Presses 1ft 6 deep, Office and dimensions given 12 as above, labelled: Principle (sic) Staircase, A, B, C, D, E, (in Soane's hand) From A to B the wall is sunk abt 17½ [inches] / C to B the wall is sunk abt[inches] / D to C the wall is sunk abt 6 [inches] / E, lowest part / 17½, 11in Sunk and dimensions given; (verso) as above, No 3, 2 feet 3½ inches high, West Front and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • May 1829
    (9-11) May 5th 1829 (12) May 6th 1829; (verso) Septr 3th (sic) 1823

Medium and dimensions

(9) Pen, grey and green washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (421 x 506) (10) pen and grey wash, (verso: pen and grey wash) pricked for transfer on wove paper (473 x 591) (11) pen, grey, sepia, green and blue washes, (verso: pencil) pricked for transfer on two sheets of wove paper, affixed, with one fold mark (658 x 581) (12) pen and black wash, (verso: pen, pink and grey washes) pricked for transfer on wove paper (374 x 535)

Hand

(9-12) ?Office of Works

Watermark

(9) J Whatman Turkey Mill 1827 (11) 1827

Notes

Drawing 11 shows the house formerly belonging to Lady Suffolk in relation to Duke Street, St James' Park and the neighbouring property occupied by a 'Mr Farquhar' - that is, James Farquhar (1764-1833), MP for Portarlington. There is no mention in the Soane office Day Books of any draughtsmen making survey drawings of Lady Suffolk's house in May 1829.

On the versos of drawings 10 and 12 are working drawings for the stone courses of St Peter's Church, Walworth - one of three Commissioners' Churches built by Soane.

Level

Drawing

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