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SM 8/2/19


[40] Front elevation of stables (to Charles Street)


Elevation of the proposed New Stables &c


bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot


as above, Robert Knight Esqre and No 4 / 12 July 1819 / Saml Lake

Signed and dated

  • Lincolns Inn Fields / September 3rd 1818

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, burnt umber and blue washes, shaded on wove paper (488 x 677)


The office Day Book for 3 September 1818 has an entry: 'Robert Knight Esqre / Drawing out Plans and / Elevation and a section / of proposed new Building / Bailey / Foxhall' that is, George Bailey (1792-1860), pupil and assistant (August 1808 - January 1837) and Edward Foxhall (1793-1862), pupil and assistant November 1812 - January 1821


A symmetrical five bay, two storey building with a round arched central door, flanked by a round-headed window and, on either side, two- storey arches with Diocletian windows, one above the other. The eaves have Soane's characteristic T-shaped brick toothing.



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