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Reference number

SM (124) 82/1/71 (125) 82/1/69


Working drawings for the basement and ground floor, June 1831 (2)


124 Basement Plan 125 Plan of the Ground Floor


(124, 125) bar scales of 1/6 inch to 1 foot


124 as above, State Paper Office, labelled: Chimney (twice), No wall Framing, Cistern, Wine Cellar, Recess (twice), F & G 2.6 wide and dimensions given 125 as above, New State Paper Office, labelled: Length of Quoin Stones 2'11¼'' / project from the Brickwork & / the Ashlaring ¾ of an inch / 9¾ inch bed, Ch[imne]y (7 times), Recess (twice), Stone Springer (twice), (in Soane's hand) Old / Marble / Ch piece, ?Post Chy piece / 7 in wide, Chy piece / post 7 in wide / & -- (illegible) in wood / round the same, Chy piece / like S.W. Room, Like S.W. Room / 22d Aug 32, like / S.W., (pencil) Sunk from ------ (illegible) and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • June 1831
    (125) L.I.F. 6th June 1831

Medium and dimensions

(124, 125) Pen, pink and grey washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (125) with old and new repairs (374 x 515, 358 x 515)


Soane office


(124, 125) Smith & Allnutt 1830


Soane's inscriptions regarding the ground floor chimney pieces are dated 22 August 1832 (see also drawings 139-141).



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