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  • image SM 35/3/27

Reference number

SM 35/3/27


[31] Design for stairs to a verandah


Plan of Verandah and part-elevation of house


bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot


John Thomson Esqre Roehampton, John Thomson Esqre, Gravel Walk and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • April 25 1806
  • 25/04/1806
    April 25 1806
  • 25/05/1806
    April 25 1806

Medium and dimensions

Pen with sepia and yellow washes pricked for transfer on laid paper (516 x 710)


Soane office hand, nothing in office Day Book


The elevation shows the outline of five bays while the plan gives the wall, two stairs and the supports for the verandah. The twin stairs curve inwards - drawing [25] has them curving the other way.



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