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Reference number

SM 4/5/37

Purpose

[12] Alternative designs for new offices and alterations to the principal (ground) floor, 6 January 1802

Aspect

Plan of the Principal [ground] Floor of Albury Park with alterations and additions

Scale

bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

as above, Samuel Thornton Esqr, labelled: Eating Room, Hall, Portico, Best Staircase, Library, Mr Thorntons / room, Water / Clos, Butler / 12.0 by 16.6, Strong / Closet, Lobby, Passage to Housekeepers Room & / Offices, Servants Hall, Servants / Powdg &c, Store Closet, The / Housekeepers / Room, Entrance, Vegetables, Area, Door, Butler, Sink, Scullery, Pantry, Kitchen, Dresser, Lobby (twice), Larder, Washouse, Laundry, Passage (twice), Heating Room, Coals Wood / &c, Office Court, Dairy, Bakehouse, Brewhouse, (beneath flier) Arcade (twice), A (twice), Qy Drying Ground, A Chambers over these Rooms

Signed and dated

  • 6 January 1802
    Jany 6 1802

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, sepia and light red washes, pricked for transfer within four ruled and sepia wash border on wove paper (565 x 903), with flier on laid paper (296 x 466), affixed, with two fold marks

Hand

Soane Office

Notes

Soane's designs in drawings [9] and [10] were worked into neater drawings by [a member of his office]. This drawing features an alternative design for the new outbuildings on a flier. Other significant additions are the open newel staircase in the west range of the house and the segmental portico to the south front.

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