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image Image 1 for SM volume 66/42 and verso
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Reference number

SM volume 66/42 and verso


[14] As built plan of ground floor


Hall Story as Built (verso) plans of opening for door that seems to relate to the doorway between the Library and the Drawing Room on the ground floor


bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot (verso) 1/3 inch to 1 foot


as above, The Duke of Leeds, rooms labelled: The Hall, Dressing Room, The Library, The Great / Staircase, The Drawing Room, The Eating Room and dimensions given (verso) The Duke of Leeds and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • (verso) (Copy) March 16th 1795

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash with quadruple ruled and black wash border on wove paper (700 x 494) on page 42 of volume 66 (verso) pen and sepia wash


attributed to Frederick Meyer (1774 - ?), pupil April 1791-1796


The ground floor has the same rooms ( hall, eating room, library, drawing room and dressing room) found in Soane's design ([2]) though Brettingham's bow is to the left and Soane's to the right. The built staircase is a half-turn with landings while Soane's was on a more striking geometrical imperial plan.



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