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6v (SM volume 80) Downhill: rough plan of stair with WCs added either side

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6v (SM volume 80) Downhill: rough plan of stair with WCs added either side

Notes

4. No shutter in the whole buildg fits / 5. ditto Windows / 6. ditto doors - / With the assistance of some good / Joiners these defects might be / easily removed - / 7 & 8. No necessary - no water Closets / (following five words scribbled over) / As the house must can not be deprived / of the advantages of the prospects / from the windows in each end of / the long Gallery from E. to W. / perhaps the most eligible situation / for the water Closets, would be at a-a Here Soane has drawn a rough plan of the existing stair (contained within a bow on the north front) with proposed WCs to be built on either side labelled K, B, A1, A, C, D, E

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