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image SM 46/1/9

Reference number

SM 46/1/9


[33] Later design for elevation in a Castle style


Front elevation amd (verso) slight plans in feint pencil


Bar scale of 1/8 inch to one foot


Elevation of the Entrance Front and No.5 and vertical dimensions given: Attic floor 9' 0" / One Pair 12' 0"/ Principal floor17' 0" and Basement 10' 6"

Signed and dated

  • 17/10/1795
    Lincolns Inn Fields October 1795

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash, shaded in thin wove paper (320 x 554)


Sir John Soane (1753 - 1837)




Dated October1795 this appears to be the last of the designs for David Scott's house. Drawn by Soane it differs little from, for example, front elevations [25] and [26], the latter dated 17 July 1795. The door is different, it is now a three-part door with three arched heads. The turrets are all shown with three windows as in plans [19] and [20] and are circular on plan as in Soane's sketch plan of 25 July 1795. The attic storey has six 'pilasters' with crosses instead of the two shown on earlier drawings.



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