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Reference number

SM 4/5/38

Purpose

[11] Alternative design for new offices and alterations to the principal (ground) floor, datable to January 1802

Aspect

Plan of the Principal 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: Library, Mr Thorntons / Dressg / room, Water / Closet, Butler, Bed, Lobby, Servants Hall, Powd / Closet, Store / room, Housekeeper, Lobby (twice), Door, Larder, Scullery, Stair / case, Kitchen, Dresser, Washouse, Arcade, Coals / & / Wood, Laundry, Arcade, Bakehouse, Coals / & / Wood, Brewhouse

Signed and dated

  • datable to January 1802

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, sepia, light red and blue washes, pricked for transfer within triple ruled sepia wash border on wove paper with one fold mark (557 x 907)

Hand

Soane Office

Notes

This design is very close to the design in drawing [10] but the position of the Kitchen is different and the small store closet in the house has been incorporated into the Butler's room. Various other ideas are drawn in feint pencil, including a link between the two wings of the offices.

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Drawing

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