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image SM 4/5/36

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SM 4/5/36


[21] Design for the one pair floor of the new offices, 27 January 1802


Plan of the One Pair of proposed Offices and plan of the chimney flues


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


as above, labelled: Samuel Thornton Esqr, Ch[imne]y (twice), (plan of chimneys) a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, a Flue Kitchen Chy 1.6 x 1.1½ / b do from Stoves &c 1.1½ [x] 1.0 / c do Servant Hall 1.3 [x] 1.1½ / d do from Room over 1.3 [x] 1.1½ / e from Scalding Room / & Small oven 1.3 [x] 1.1½ / f Room over Bakeho[use] 1.3 [x] 1.1½ / g from Large oven 1.3 [x] 1.1½ / h from Copper Scullery &c 1.3 [x] 1.1½ and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 27 January 1802
    L.I.F. Jany 27 1801 (sic)

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, light red and blue washes, pricked for transfer within single ruled border on liad paper (473 x 595)


Soane Office


J Larking and fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar and below, GR


Shown in this drawing is a design for the upper floor of the two-storey outbuildings. The Larder and Dairy connected to two of the corners are both single-storey.



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