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SM 6/2/7


[1] Survey plans and elevation


Survey plans of ground and first floors and survey of the principal elevation


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


The Earl of Ailesbury Bagden House. Plan of the Chamber Floor, B is 2' 11" lower than A, running dimensions given and (verso, by a late rhand) The Earl of Aylesbury (In fact, Ailesbury is the correct spelling.)

Signed and dated

  • June 1795
    Lincolns Inn Fields June 1795

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia washes, pricked for transfer on thin wove paper with three fold marks (544 x 617)


Soane office


The house is of two storeys with a seven bay front divided by four plain pilasters. The door has a shouldered architrave and has four steps to it. The plan (which is not labelled) is roughly an inverted L-shape with the addition of a single-storey service wing to the ground floor. There are four rooms each to the ground and first floors and a half-turn with landings staircase. The note that 'B is 2'11" lower than A' suggests a problem with levels that also emerges in drawing [14].



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