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Reference number

SM 34/3/14


[52] Part-elevation to Charles Street, April 1817


Elevation of the New Building on Charles Street / (as designed) and with wall plan


to a scale


as above, The Earl of St Germans / St James Square

Signed and dated

  • 00/04/1817
    April 1817

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, yellow ochre and pink washes, pricked for transfer, on wove paper (490 x 693)


Soane office hand


This design (marked 'as designed', that is as built?) may be an alternative to drawing [51] though the requirements differ considerably. Here, there are two floors and a basement and a roof, with again a striking chimney stack. The main part of the building is three bays wide and with recessed windows and four plain 'pilasters' has a 'layered' apppearance.



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