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Reference number

SM 4/5/16


[40] Design for alterations and additions to the offices, 6 April 1802


Plan of the ground floor


Saml Thornton Esqre, Sketch of proposed Alteration and additions to the Offices / at Albury Park, labelled: Qy, Mr Thorntons / Dressing Room, 5.0, Butlers Working Room, Butlers Pantry, Pantry, Passage, 5'3'', Kitchen, Servant Hall, Water / Closet, Lobby, Porch, Qy (twice)

Signed and dated

  • 6 April 1802
    Lin Inn Fields / April 6th 1802

Medium and dimensions

Pen, brown pen, sepia, light red and blue washes, pricked for transfer on laid paper with one fold mark (324 x 397)


Soane Office, with alterations by Soane


C Patch 1800 and Britannia with lance and olive branch within crowned oval


This drawing, showing alterations to the servants' offices in the west wing of the house, has been altered by Soane so that the Lobby and Porch have a curved plan (cf. drawing [30]).



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