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image SM 46/1/8

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SM 46/1/8


[24] Sketch revised design by Soane for the ground floor plan


Ground floor plan and (verso) rough (feint pencil) plans by Soane


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


David Scott Esqre, Sketch of design for proposed House, rooms labelled: The Hall, Gentlemans Dressing Room, Library, Withdrawing Room, Breakfast Room / or / Anti-room, Eating Room, Powderg Closet, Chamber, ? Peg (twice), Centre A, A Kitchen and a few dimensions given, (pencil) The Walls to be / cased inside with / brick and some calculations

Signed and dated

  • 25/7/1795
    J.S. July 25 1795

Medium and dimensions

Brown pen, some pencil, hatching, pricked for transfer on coarse wove paper (309 x 515)


Sir John Soane (1753 - 1837)
Frederick Meyer (1775)
Pupil April 1791 - 1796. The Soane office Day Book for 25 July 1795 has an entry: 'Meyer about Plans of House' so that the under-drawing must be in his hand with additions by Soane.


Most of the previous Castle style plans are dated 16 or17 July 1795. Soane's drawing is dated 25 July and must record his later thoughts for the projected house. There are now six circular turrets, four to the front and two larger ones that give a view of the garden from the breakfast and eating rooms, all are circular with three windows. The drawing room has been given rounded corners and adjustments have been made to the doorways and partitions of the lower, left-hand side.



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