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SM 2/7B/3


[10] Plan of ground floor 'C' with rough alternative plan by Soane


Plan of the Ground Floor wth alternative plan pencilled in


bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot


as above, Lancelot Austerwick Esqr, .C., rooms labelled: Parlour, Office, Sash Door, Table &c, Store Closet, Entrance, Pantry, Kitchen, Washouse / and / Scullery and dimensions given and (pencil) X Window like the other one, X Partition Wall instead of thick wall, X This wall ---- will receive the Chimney by turning it over the Entrance / on Chimney ------ / X The wall made thin & the --- thick for the same purpose and Thesewill do by tieing / in [the remainder illegible]

Signed and dated

  • 26/03/1796
    Lincolns Inn Fields March 26 1796

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia washes and added pencil with quadruple ruled and sepia wash border, with some old water damage, recent repairs to edges (587 x 472)


Soane office hand (no entry in Day Book)


A comparison with designs 'A' and 'B' shows that there are now three windows to the back elevation with three windows and two side doors to the front, the entrance is in the same position as 'B' (back of right-hand side). The stair in 'B' and 'C' has been modified from a geometric stair to a continuous stair with winders at the two corners.



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