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SM 4/5/33


[16] Rough design for new offices, 19 January 1802


Ground floor plan


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


Samuel Thornton Esqre, Sketch of Design for Offices, (in Soane's hand) For Albury Park, labelled: (in Soane's hand) Housekeeper, Butler, Passage, Pantry, Workg / Room, Lobby, Powd / Clost, Mr Thorntons / Room, Servants Hall, Kitchen, Scullery, Bakehouse, Wood, Coals, Servts / Cleang, Scaldg / Room, Dairy, Larder, --- (illegible), -- (illegible), --- (illegible) and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 19 January 1802
    (in Soane's hand) Jan 19 1802

Medium and dimensions

Pen, brown pen and sepia wash, pricked for transfer on laid paper (606 x 489)


Soane Office, and Soane


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


This new design in Soane's hand is similar to drawing [14] with the addition of three rooms on a curved plan in between the Larder and the Dairy. At the bottom left corner of the sheet is a plan envisaging a complete circle emanating from and linking the Larder and the Dairy.



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