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image SM volume 59/29

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SM volume 59/29


[15] Design for plan of basement in a Castle style


Plan of basement


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


David Scott Esqr, Plan of the Basement Floor, rooms labelled: Earth Servants Hall, Housekeeper, Store Room, Closet (twice), Wine Cellar, Passage (twice), Beer Cellar, Butler, Bed Room, Plate Closet, Kitchen and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 16/7/1795
    CopyLincolns Inn Fields July 17th 1795

Medium and dimensions

Pen, black and sepia washes on laid paper (310 x 517) tipped into volume 59, page 29


The office Day Book has an entry for 16 July 1795 : 'David Scott Esqr /About fair drawings Meyer / Jeans / Seward / Good'. These were four of the five pupils then serving their articles with Soane. For full names and dates see general notes.


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


Four small square towers and two round turrets with some buttresses mark the character of this building.



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