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Reference number

SM 37/2/16


[2] Design for alterations and additions to outbuildings, 15 January 1817


Design for Alterations and Additions to the Offices at the Queen's Palace / (Buckingham House)


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


as above, labelled: Closet (4 times), Step, Pump / to Water / Closet, to hold / Sedan / Chair, Coal / Box, Cinders, Store for Coals, Dust hole, Lamp Lighter's / shed, Bricklayer's / shed, Engine House, Store Room, Carpenter's / Shop, Book Binder's / Stamp Shop, Smith's / Shop, Glazier's / Shop, Carpenter's / Shop

Signed and dated

  • 15 January 1817
    January 15th 1817

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and pink washes, pricked for transfer within double ruled border on wove paper (456 x 566)


Soane Office


In November 1816 Soane reported that some of the outbuildings, 'originally formed in a temporary manner', needed rebuilding 'in a more corrected plan'. The addition of new offices in place of the 'Cinders' is hinted at by pencilled alterations on drawing [1]. The other new offices (between the Carpenter's Shop and the Smith's Shop) are new to this design. Soane's alterations were not executed. (King's Works, VI, p. 262).



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