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image SM 46/3/1

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SM 46/3/1


[7] Design for alterations and additions: ground plan


Ground plan of houses, stables and of grounds, and front elevation of house and offices


bar scale of 1/16 inch to 1 foot


Thos P. Phipps, Esqr,rooms etc labelled: Library, Mr Phipps / Dressing Room, Butler, House Keepers / Room, House Keepers / Store Room, Larder, Kitchen, Washouse / and / Bakehouse, Laundry, Brewhouse, Well, Chicken / Coops, Drying Grounds, Wood Yard, Stables (twice), Coachouses (twice) and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • Copy Lincolns Inn Fields May 30th 1796

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and red washes, some pencil on thin wove paper (339 x 545)


Thomas Jeans (c.1775-1866) pupil August 1792-25 August 1797


Soane's proposed addition is shown to be on the south side of the existing house and the corresponding elevation is five bays wide with pilasters framing the end bays. The elevation shows also the domestic offices with low store rooms and the greater height of washouse and bakehouse. Chickens and drying ground are nearby, the stables further off and all seems quietly purposeful.



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