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SM 46/1/12


[19] Design for ground floor plan 'L' in a Castle style


Ground floor plan


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


David Scott Esqr, Plan of the Ground Floor, rooms labelled: The Hall, Lobby, Principal Staircase, Library, Drawing Room, Breakfast Room, Eating Room, Second Staircase, Chamber (three times), Closet, Dressing Room (three times), Water / Closet and dimensions given

Medium and dimensions

Pen, black and sepia washes with quadruple-ruled and black wash border on laid paper (445 x 572)


Soane Office


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


Close to preceding drawing [18] though, for example, the circular turrets have three windows rather than one.



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