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SM 72/1/2 recto & verso


[4] Design for a lodge as [3] with section


Ground floor plan and (verso ) Section of the Lodge from A B


bar scale of 1/2 inch to 1 foot


The Duke of Leeds, A B, a,a,a,a, dimensions given, and The Windows a,a, &c are to be left in / building the Walls and to be blanked up / afterwards when the Roof is finished (verso) The Duke of Leeds, see Ground Plan, CC, DD, The Plan of the Shaft above Roof, Level of Ground, Level of Ground / when dressed up / Present level / of Ground, dimensions given and The floor to be 18 inches above the present / level of the Ground, which is to be dressed / up to the Building so that one Step will / be sufficient to ascend and CC Square Cirb round the Chimney / Shaft against which the Rafters / are to Pitch // D D The Tie Beams half across / each other

Signed and dated

  • 31/08/1795
    (recto and verso) (Copy) Lincolns Inn Fields August 31/1795 and added much later (pencil) Rich Coll over an illegible orange stamp

Medium and dimensions

Pen, (faded) red and yellow washes on water-stained laid paper (581 x 342) (verso) pen, (faded) red, yellow and sepia washes


Soane office hand (Soane office Day Book missing for this date)


The plan is presumably a copy of the one made two days before and sent by post to the Duke of Leeds, that is, (drawing [3]. The added section shows, for example, levels, carpentry details and the centrally placed stove.

The provenance of this drawing is as follows: one of five Soane drawings given by Mr Paul F.Walter in May 2009. All are ex collection of Sir Albert Richardson.



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