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SM 37/2/1


[8] Preliminary design, 18 December 1792


Plan of kitchen buildings including the 'pastry' with courts (tinted blue) and proposed addition (tinted light red)


to the same scale (no bar scale)


St James Palace, Brestsummer, (Soane, pencil) A small Room for 2 Serjeants & 4 Corp[orals], Engine Court and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 18 December 1792
    Gt Scotland Yard Decr 18th 179[2]

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, blue and light red washes with single ruled border on laid paper (442 x 335)


Portal & Bridges


New work is shown in pink/light red washes and consists of a rectangular addition 41 feet by 14 feet and with a fireplace added to a small existing room. Drawing [8] has a pencil amendment by Soane that turns the 41 foot-long wall into the bow realised on drawing [9]. (JL)



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