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15r (SM volume 80) Downhill: thumbnail plan of 'Gallery/Library'


15r (SM volume 80) Downhill: thumbnail plan of 'Gallery/Library'


Augst 28 Sunday Eveng presented a plan / for enlarging the HKeepers Room, Servants hall / &c, to build a new Room in the West pt / for a Gallery Library &c - also Brewhouse / &c to fill up the remg spaces between the / Bow Room & Stable Buildg / (*) In this design the Court Yard, already / nearly useless is now quite sacrificed / propose entering at the Room in the / East front intended for the Butler / & to make the Butlers Pantry under / the ^demi-Hexagonal Octangular Eating Room. / Approved (that is, from *) / Lord B.[ristol] changes the Room, here Soane draws a rough thumbnail plan of his proposed room / of 36 by 24 (that Lord Bristol wishes changed) into a Gallery of 40 by 20 / & wishes to continue the niches at the / Ends - obj[ection] the whole house is an / assemblage of Galleries, & passages / surely if any thing was to should be built



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