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image SM vol. 67/2

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SM vol. 67/2


[18] Copy of a design for the ground floor of the new offices, 27 January 1802


The Plan of the Ground Floor of the proposed Offices, Elevation of Larder and section through the cornice of the Larder


bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot; (section) Full size


as above, Samuel Thornton Esqr / Albury Park, No 1, labelled: (in Soane's hand) Door, Descend, Door / into / Cellar, Door, lattice, Pantry, leave / an / opening, Butler, B, (office hand) court, No 4, Court, Servants Hall, Kitchen, No 3, Area, D, Larder, Scullery, Copper, Oven (twice), Bakehouse, No 2, Area (3 times), Coals, Housekeep / Store, Wood, Copper, Scalding Room, F, Centre (twice), Dairy, C, Area, No 1, Servants / cleaning / Shoes &c, (pencil) Sash door Qy, Qy (twice), E, D, F all the Water brought / into a Cistern over this / part, Jany 18 1802 Mr Thornton left Albury Park and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 27 January 1802
    Lincolns Inn Fields Jany 27th 1802, July 3d 1802 (twice), April 4 1802, Decr 6th 1802, Feby 18 1803

Medium and dimensions

Pen, brown pen, sepia and pink washes on laid paper, bound into volume (573 x 692)


Soane Office


Here the larder and dairy are D-shaped and Soane has added a curved staircase to the existing offices.



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