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SM 46/5/37


[5] Design No.3


Plan of the Principal Floor of a Design for the Alteratioons and Improvements


bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot


as above, Ramsey Abbey, Design No III, labelled Vestibule, Eating Room, Mr Fellowes / Dressing Room, Principal / Staircase, Common / Staircase, Library, Drawing Room, Lobby, Recess / for / Couch, Old / Porch, Breakfast Room and some (illegible) pencil calculations and notes

Signed and dated

  • 19/05/1804
    Lincolns Inn Fields May 19th 1804

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash with quadruple pen and sepia wash border on wove paper (553 x 855)


Soane office


Here, the plan has been turned around so that the entrance is on the western side of the building; the south side is indicated by the old, existing porch. The layout places the new eating room on the north-west side instead of to the south-west. The entrance porch is now on the west side instead of to the north.



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