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Reference number

SM 35/3/46


[25] Revised design for front to lawn and for saloon


Plan and Elevation of part of the Lawn Front


(elevation) bar scale of 1/3 inch to 1 foot (plan) not given but to a larger scale


as above, John Thomson Esqre / Roehampton, some pencil notes including Bevel, --- project, This / Closet to / ----, the rest illegible

Signed and dated

  • 27/04/1805
    Lincolns Inn Fields April 27th 1805

Medium and dimensions

Pen, raw umber, green and sepia washes, pricked for transfer on laid paper (569 x 995)


Charles Malton (1788)
Pupil February 1802 - December 1809.


J Ruce 1800


A comparison of the plan with drawing [23] shows the middle room (saloon) as now having one large window instead of three smaller ones and with shallow apsidal ends to the sides near to the front. The elevation of the front on a comparison with drawing [24] dispenses with the three- bay second floor and the verandah differs having a pair of swept stairs and 'X' railings.

For a plan of the house as Soane found it see drawing [22].



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