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Reference number

SM 36/3/36


[13] Design for square room, ante-room and stair




bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot


John Thomson Esqre / Roehampton, labelled Staircase, Passage and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 20/07/1804
    Lincolns Inn Fields / July 20th : 1804

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and light red washes, pricked for transfer on laid paper (389 x 460)


Soane office hand (no office Day Book)


fleur de lis and 1804


The house has an identical wing on each side. Here it is marked 21..6 Sqr' with rounded internal corners and large windows on two sides. In drawings [10] to [12] the two rooms are linked to the corridor by an ante-room whose size and design varies. Drawing 35 shows that one room was for Mr Thomson and the other for Mrs Thomson.



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