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Reference number

SM 46/1/11


[18] Designs for ground floor plans "'K' and 'L'


Ground floor plan and variant part-ground floor plan


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


David Scott Esq, Plan of the Ground Floor, Part of the Plan agreeable to the / Elevation marked K, The Plan for Elevation L, Greenhouse / One of the windows of the Drawing Room looks / into & communicates with this Greenhouse, rooms labelled: Hall, Dressing Room, Powdering Closet, Water / Closet, Lobby, Principal Staircase, Library, Drawing Room, Breakfast Room, Eating Room, Second Staircase, Chamber (three times), Closet, Dressing Room (twice) and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 17/7/1795
    Copy Lincolns Inn Fields July 17th 1795

Medium and dimensions

Pen, black and sepia washes with quadruple ruled and black wash border on laid paper (442 x 573)


Soane Office
The office Day Book for 17 July 1795 has an entry: 'David Scott Esq / Abt copies of drawings / Meyer / Jeans, Seward, Good'. These were four of the five pupils serving their articles with Soane. For full names and dates see the general notes.


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


It seems from the part- plan for scheme 'K' that the only differences between it and scheme 'L' are the three circular turrets proposed for the garden front.



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