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Reference number

SM (68) 82/1/43 (69) 82/1/51 (70) 82/1/33

Purpose

Designs with a taller attic storey, May 1830 (3)

Aspect

68 Elevation of the north front and section showing the heights of the floors; (verso) unidentified design for a lantern or skylight 69 Elevation of the east front 70 Perspective from the Park

Scale

(68) bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot (69) bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

68 (in Soane's hand) Entab[lature] / 22d May and some dimensions given 69 (in Soane's hand) Final Except Chimnies

Signed and dated

  • May 1830
    (68) (in Soane's hand) Friday 21 May 1830 (69) (in Soane's hand) Sunday / 23d May 1830 / L.I.F. (70) (in Soane's hand) Lincolns Inn Fields / 24 May 1830 and (pencil) May 23d 1830

Medium and dimensions

(68) Pen, sepia, yellow ochre, black and pink washes, (verso: pen and pink wash) pricked for transfer with single ruled border on wove paper (367 x 423) (69) pen, pencil, sepia, yellow ochre, grey and pink washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (475 x 507) (70) pencil, sepia and black washes, pricked for transfer with single ruled border on laid paper (292 x 465)

Hand

Soane office

Watermark

(69) Smith & Allnutt 1823 (70) W Weatherley 1829

Notes

Henry Bankes (1757-1834), MP for Corfe Castle, proposed raising the attic storey to 11 feet 6 inches (from 8 feet). Soane and Bankes had had a previous run-in over the Court of King's Bench in March 1824 which lead to that building being redesigned in a Gothic style. Drawings 68-70 show designs incorporating the new, higher attic with the windows in the cornice on drawing 69. Drawings 69 and 70 also show a new design for the chimneys with spiral detailing and a parapet with a hipped effect. In pencil on drawing 69 is the outline of one of the chimney flues.

Level

Drawing

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