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Reference number

SM 2/7A/9


[1] Rough plan of ground floor


Ground Floor plan (verso) part-plan and sections for unrelated scheme


bar scale of ¼ inch to 1 foot


as above, Lancelot Austwick Esqre, labelled: door (twice), Way to / Cellars under, open Area, Kit.n, Washroom / & / Scullery, Pantry, (?) Cleang Brew/ House, Servants, 21 Risers @ 7In = 12 and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 05/03/1796
    March 5 1796

Medium and dimensions

Pen and light red wash, added brown pen on laid paper, pricked for transfer ( 525 x 318) (verso) pen, sepia, pink, yellow and blue washes




Soane's plan (apparently made on re-used drawing paper) shows a three-windowed house with an entrance on the left-hand side in a passage way 4 feet 3 inches wide that runs the depth of the house to the extension with kitchen and washroom at the rear. There is also another passageway or rather, lane (4 feet 3 inches wide and not roofed) on the right-hand side that leads to further rooms including one (with water closet) for servants and a brewhouse.



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