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  • image SM 30/1B/21

Reference number

SM 30/1B/21


[5] Revised design, 4 June 1791


Plan of the Basement Story with Plan of the Mezzanine and elevation of Internal Door ways to / Kitchen, and detail of A Stone doorcase to the / strong Closet, the stone / 13 Inches wide & 8 Inches / thick in front rebated ¾ of / an inch deep & 2"½ wide


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


as above, M:H:Beach Esqre, room labelled: Stewards Room, Strong closet / Arched, Dressing Room, Enclosed Gallery, Servants Hall, Butlers Pantry / 8 feet high the / floor level with / the new Kitchen, Lobby, Steps descending / 2':9" from B, Doors 7 feet High, Butlers Pantry 10':8" High, open / Arcade, Pantry, Lattice partition (twice), Cook's Pantry, Larder, The Partitions / & Larder / 16 feet High, N:B: The Window marked A are to be / left in the Brickwork but no / Sash to be made to them. Elevation of doorway labelled: Arch turned the whole thickness of the Wall and N.B. All the Door ways are / to be arched over in this / manner

Signed and dated

  • 4 June 1791
    Great Scotland Yard June 4th 1791

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, light red and yellow washes, pricked for transfer on laid paper (542 x 329)


different hand to 1-3


A comparison of this drawing with SM 30/1B/19 and SM/30/1B/18 shows some changes to the two-storey part of the mezzanine though the basement rooms are still only eight feet high and the bakehouse is now combined with the scullery. On the floor above, an 'Enclosed Gallery' provides additional circulation.



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