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  • image SM 40/2/30

Reference number

SM 40/2/30


[8] Preliminary design for the ground floor, 22 June 1801


Plan of the ground floor


bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot


Messrs Praeds & Co / Fleet Street, labelled (in Soane's hand): Lobb[y], Area, Door, C[ounte]r, Desk, Qy brick & half Wall / being an External Wall, Chy, Sto Clo, Chf Clk, foldg doors, -- Room, 14.0 to middle of / 1½ B wall, Qy Shelves for / books, Qy Room / ---- / Exg ---, Warehouse, Mr Thornton, Mr B----- / Mr G----- / Mr B----- and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 22 June 1801
    June 22d 1801 / 6 o'C AM

Medium and dimensions

Brown pen, pricked for transfer on wove paper with two fold marks (658 x 548)


Sir John Soane RA (1753 - 1837)


WL 1794


Soane continued to work on his design of the previous day (drawing [7]), here altering the domed back parlour.



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