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Reference number

SM (146) 82/1/82 (147) 82/1/83 (148) 82/1/84

Purpose

Working drawings for the basement, service areas and iron railings, August 1832 (3)

Aspect

146 Part plan, section through the Army Arrear Office and details of foundations and supports 147 Part plan of the basement and service areas; (verso) rough unfinished drawing of the Laocoön 148 Part plan and detail of supports

Scale

(146-148) bar scales of 1/6 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

146 labelled: Sink (twice), Wash houses, Cistern and some dimensions given 147 labelled: Mr Farquhar, Army Arrear Office, (pencil) 13.9 (twice) 148 some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • August 1832
    (146) (in Soane's hand) Saturday 11 Aug 1832

Medium and dimensions

(146) Pen, pink, grey, black and yellow washes, pricked for transfer on two sheets of wove paper, affixed, with large tear (740 x 655) (147) pen, pink, grey, blue and sepia washes, pricked for transfer on laid paper (282 x 464) (148) pen, pink, grey, blue and yellow washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (368 x 526)

Hand

Soane office

Watermark

(147) W Weatherley 1829 (148) Smith & Allnutt 1830

Notes

Drawings 146-148 show the east part of the basement and part of the Army Arrear Office. This building had shared a party wall with Lady Suffolk's house but Soane created a passage between it and the New State Paper Office. Concerns were expressed in December 1830 that the Army Arrear Office was 'in a state of immediate and imminent danger' - Soane offered his reassurances that the building had been shored up (SM Priv. Corr. XI.K.1.45-46). On drawings 146 and 148 are details of the supports used to reinforce the outer wall of the Army Arrear Office. There were three such supports according to the plan on drawing 148. In January 1833 Soane gave directions for the walls of the Army Arrear Office and Mr Farquhar's houses to be rebuilt (SM Priv. Corr. XI.K.2). Drawings 146 and 147 show alternative designs for the outhouses below the pavements in front of the new building on Duke Street which include a 'wash house' and one or two other rooms.

Level

Drawing

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