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image SM 4/5/35

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SM 4/5/35


[20] Design for the ground floor of the new offices, 27 January 1802


Plan of the Ground Floor of the / proposed Offices with elevation of the larder


as above, Samuel Thornton Esqr, Albury Park, labelled: A, B, C, D, No 1, (pencil) Door, Dairy, Scalding Room, Servants / cleaning / Shoes &c, Servants Hall, court, N4, court, Kitchen, N3, Scullery, Larder, Copper (twice), Oven (twice), Bakehouse, No 2, Area, Coals, Wood and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 27 January 1802
    Jany 27 1801 (sic)

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and light red washes, pricked for transfer on laid paper (535 x 640)


Soane Office


Drawing [20] is dated 'Jany 27 1801', but the design matches other drawings made in January 1802, so it is assumed that this is a mistake. In this design Soane reverts to D-shaped extensions, one of which is shown in elevation. Inside the west range is a new slightly-curved staircase leading from the house to the offices.



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