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Reference number

SM 35/3/35


[10] Design for alterations and additions


Plan of the Prinicipal Floor with proposed alterations and added notes


bar scale of 1/10 inch to 1 foot


as above, John Thomson Esqre, Ch[imhe]y & window / over if Poss:, Anti room, Water Clo[set], B. The -ance co--------- / as below & left in / Passage, no Water Closet / & the whole / space in the / Staircase, Garrets over Chambers, This Room -- / to be distempered / The Room over / not to be distempered, This Room to / be raised 2 feet, To be raised / 18 Inches. Qy [query] Garrets over, Anti room, Butler, Water Closet and a few pencil inscriptions too faint to be read,

Signed and dated

  • 15/06/1804
    Lincolns Inn Fields June 15th 1804

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash, some pencil, pricked for transfer, on wove paper (504 x 712)


Sir John Soane RA (1753 - 1837)
The drawing is by a Soane office hand with notes added by Soane.


See drawing [22] for a survey plan of the ground floor. Here, Soane's proposals include new wings and adjustments to the staircases.



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