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  • image SM 46/5/34

Reference number

SM 46/5/34


[8] Design No.2 (as [7])


Plan of the Chamber Floor with Proposed Alterations and Improvements


bar scale of 1 inch to 1 foot


as above, Ramsey Abbey and labelled Bed Chamber (7 times), Dressing Room (3 times), Dressing Closet, Water Closet, Lobby (4 times), Housemaids / Closet, Principal / Staircase, Common / Staircase, Corridor (twice)

Signed and dated

  • 19/05/1804
    Lincolns Inn Fields May 19:1804

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and light red washes, with triple ruled and sepia wash border, pricked for transfer, on wove paper (562 x 856)


Soane office


Relates to drawing [3] which is also labelled 'Design N0 II'.



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