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  • image SM 35/3/23

Reference number

SM 35/3/23


[22] Survey drawing (plan) of house and offices


Survey Plan of the Principal Floor


bar scale of 1/12 inch to 1 foot


Thompson Esqre Roehampton, Entrance Court, Garden, labelled Brew House, Dairy, Laundry, Drawing Room, Eating Room, Stablel (twice), Coach house and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 11/05/1805
    Lincolns Inn Fields May 11 [1805]

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash, pricked for transfer on on wove paper (520 x 662)


Soane office hand (nothing in office Day Book for 11 May 1805)


The survey plan usefully shows the house as Soane found it as well as the brewery/dairy/laundry on the north side and the stable with coach house on the south side.



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