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Reference number

SM 2/7B/1


[2] Plan of ground floor 'A'


Plan of the Ground Floor


bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot


as above, A, Lancelot Austwick Esqr, rooms labelled: Office, Parlour, Area, Passage, A B C, Kitchen, Washouse / and / Scullery, Pantry and A. Way into the Cellars from the / Passage, and under the Staircase B, C. In the finishig this Room / would be in every respect / regular, with Closet at the / end/ 58 / B / 4 Sheets and (added later in pencil) Case E. Inventory D p.153 / House at Reading (verso) Lancelot Austwick

Signed and dated

  • John Soane Archt March 11th 1796
  • 11/03/1796
    John Soane Archt March 11th 1796

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia washes with quadruple ruled and dark sepia and yellow ochre washes border on laid paper, recent repairs to four edges (585 x 473)


Soane office hand (no entry in Day Book)


J Larking and fleur de lis above cartouche with bar and below, GR


A comparison with drawing [1] shows that the wing with ? brewery and servants' accommodation has been removed so that there is now only one extension to the house (left-hand side). The stair is geometrical and placed towards the left-hand side. The front room 'Office' has lost the rounded-off corners shown in drawing [1].



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