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image SM vol. 67/8

Reference number

SM vol. 67/8


[19] Copy of a design for the one pair floor of the new offices, 27 January 1802


The Plan of the One Pair, proposed Offices and Plan of the Turret


as above, Samuel Thornton Esqr / Albury Park, No 2, labelled: Old House, Chimney, Open from Roof / to Ground Floor / to admit light, Chimney, Upper Part of Kitchen, Arch (twice) and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 27 January 1802
    Lincolns Inn Fields Jany 27th 1802 and (in Soane's hand) 27 Apr 1802

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and light red washes on laid paper, bound into volume (582 x 688)


Soane Office


The central tower, as well as acting as a chimney stack, functions as a light-well for the staircase.



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