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[14] Copy of a design for new offices, with amendments by Soane, 16 January 1802


Plan of the Propos'd Offices with Section through the Centre of the Offices and a second plan in Soane's hand drawn over the first; (verso) two elevations of the lantern over the offices


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


as above, Samuel Thornton Esqr / Albury Park, labelled: Mr Thorntons / Room, Water Closet, Butlers / Washg Room, Butlers Pantry, Store / Room (twice), House Keepers / Room, Entrance, Court, Passage, Court, Entrance, Servants / Hall, Servants / Dressing Room, Scalding / Room,Dairy, Bake House, Kitchen, Scullery, Larder, Ground line and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 16 January 1802
    (Copy) / Lincolns Inn Fields / Jany 16th 1802

Medium and dimensions

Pen, brown pen, sepia and light red washes, pricked for transfer on laid paper (474 x 287)


Soane Office, with amendments by Soane


J Larking


The design for the outbuildings in this drawing is similar to drawing [13] but the Larder and Dairy have moved to the corners of the square block. Drawn on top of the original plan by Soane is a rough new design with canted corners. The Larder and Dairy in this design are rectangular and are attached to the north-west and south-west corners of the central block. The section at the top of the sheet shows a tower rising from the centre of the outbuildings above the staircase. Two rough designs for this tower in Soane's hand are found on the verso.



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