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[3] Design for a new entrance front, 11 November 1800


Elevation of the Entrance Front; (verso) plan of a staircase


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


as above, G. W. Thelusson (sic) Esq

Signed and dated

  • 11 November 1800
    Nov 11 1800

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash, (verso: pencil) pricked for transfer on wove paper (337 x 554)


Henry Hake Seward or Thomas Sword


This design shows the building to be a low, two-storeyed house of five bays with an attic over the central bay. At the centre of the elevation is an Ionic portico of four columns. The outer bays have pairs of giant pilasters. In contrast to the survey plan (drawing [1]) the elevation has been regularised and the porch is an entirely new addition. The attic, which has fluted or incised pilasters either side of a relief or inscription, would seem to be Soane's work.



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