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image SM volume 59/34

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SM volume 59/34


[20] Design for first floor plan 'L' in a Castle style


First floor plan


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


David Scott Esqre, rooms labelled: Principal / Staircase, Second / Staircase, Passage, Lobby, Dressing Room / and / Occasional Chamber, Chamber (four times), Dressing Room (three times), Closet (seven times), Water / Closet, Lead Flatt (twice) and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 1795

Medium and dimensions

Pen, black and sepia washes on laid paper (308 x 519) tipped into volume 59, page 34


Soane Office


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


Corresponds with ground floor plan [19], for example, three windows to the turrets. The square and circular turrets make useful closets.



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