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SM 35/3/47


[26] Revised design for saloon


Plan of part of principal flooor with the alterations as settled with Mr Thomson April 29th 1805


bar scale of 1/3 inch to 1 foot


as above, John Thomson Esqre Roehampton, This Staircase / to be of Wood / -not to be continuous / to the Basement / Storey, This door / to be splayed / & finised flush / next the Room, Passage. Water Closet, No Alteration in the / Room nor in the / Room Above, This Staircae / to be one of the / old wood, Side Table, Cieling / The floor of this room to be / raised 1 foot 6 inches, The dinner to be served / from this Staircase and some dimensions given.

Signed and dated

  • 29/04/1805
    Lincolns Inn Fields April 30th 1805

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia washes on wove paper (565 x 997)


Charles Malton (1788)
Pupil February 1802 - December 1809. The office Day Book for 29 April, 1805 has an entry for Mr Thompson: Mr Soane took to him in P.Sq. / a fair Plan of the Saloon / Drawing & Eating Rooms with / external / elevation of Do ... unsigned it does not give the name of the draughtsman.


Close to the plan of drawing [25] except that either side of the window to the saloon has a small cove. The drawing and eating rooms were left unchanged from their original form except for the raising of the floor in the latter room

NB there is no photographic image of drawing [25].



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