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  • image SM 35/3/43

Reference number

SM 35/3/43


[8] Rough design for alterations and additions


Part plan of ground floor


bar scale of 1/10 inch to 1 foot


as above, J.Thomson Esqre, Sketch of a Design for the Alterations & Additions to the House at Roehampton, labelled Kitchen, Court, Young Ladys, Mr Thomson and a few dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 10/06/1804
    June 10: 1804

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, some hatching, pricked for transfer on laid paper (525 x 685)


Sir John Soane RA (1753 - 1837)


A comparison with survey plan [22] shows that Soane was proposing to add a double-bowed wing as well as reconfiguring the reception rooms.



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