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SM 35/3/31


[28] Design for the basement floor


The Plan of the Basement Story


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


John Thomson Esqre - Roehampton, labelled Dairy, Scalding / Room, Wine Cellar (twice), Small Beer Cellar, Strong / Beer Cellar, Coal Cellar, Butler's / Pantry, House Keeper's / Room, Bake House, Passage (3 times), Coal Cellar, Sub-Hall, Servant's Hall, Steward's / Hall, Larder, Scullery, Light and Kitchen

Signed and dated

  • 21/12/1805
    Copy Lincolns Inn Fields Decr 21st 1805

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and light red washes, pricked for transfer on laid paper 560 x 682)


Attributed to Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808. Nil in Soane office Day Book for 21 December 1805.


Labelled 'basement' floor though elevations and perspectives show the windows to be above ground level so a 'semi-basement'.



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