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Reference number

SM 30/1B/18


[3] Preliminary design, 23 April 1791


Plan of the Mezzanine Story over / the Bakehouse & Scullery


bar scale of 1/13 inch to 1 foot


as above, M Hicks Beach Esqre Add 14 Inches new work against / the old Wall as far as the / new Offices extend, & take great / care that no part of the / new Work rests on the old } omitted, G H P Q R S S, Upper part of / Kitchen, Upper / part of / the / Larders, G H Steps from Mezzanine Story to Basement Story / P Butlers Pantry / Q Plate Closet secured from Fire / R Butlers Pantry Chamber / S Lobby lighted from the Kitchen / The present Housekeepers Room might be made into a Butlers / Pantry & then P might be Housekeepers Room, Q her Store room & / R her Bed room, or with a small alteration P might be made / into a dressing Room for Mr Beach, Q a strong Closet ^ divide for Plate & Writings / R Butlers Room

Signed and dated

  • 23 April 1791
    Copy April 23 1791

Medium and dimensions

Pen, brown pen, sepia and light red washes, pricked for transfer on laid secretary paper with three fold marks and red sealing wax on top RHS of versos (427 x 340)




C Ball and Britannia holding lance, shield and olive branch within crowned oval


The plans show the existing house with the proposed additions added to the back. The basement plan (SM 30/1B/19) shows the old offices (servants hall, housekeeper's room, shoes and knives room, butler's pantry) and the new ones. The 'mezzanine' (this drawing) is over the new basement offices in which the bakehouse, coals &c and scullery were to have a floor to ceiling height of eight feet. Above these were to be the butler's pantry, plate closet and butler's chamber while the upper parts of the kitchen and of the laundry occupied the rest of the mezzanine. SM 30/1B/17 shows the addition above the mezzanine of a billiard room with (not shown) a bedroom, dressing room and closet on the floor above.

These three plans were evidently the basis for discussion and amendment since, for example, 'lattice partition[s]' were added to the larders on SM 30/1B/21 some weeks later.



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