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Reference number

SM 40/2/43


[27] Design for the front elevation with alterations by Soane, August 1801


Front elevation


Messrs Praeds & Co / Fleet Street, labelled (in Soane's hand): Face of Party Wall, 4½ pro, Qy if / 3.0 / or / 2.11½ (twice), 3in proj, ¾in proj, Wall line, Stone, 1½ before OPW (twice), ¼ inch before OPW, ¾ before the old party / wall, From level of shop floor is 46'6'' to the top of the Cornice to the Attic and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • August 1801
    Augst 1801, and (in Soane's hand) Aug 27 1801 and Sep 29 1801

Medium and dimensions

Pen, brown pen, sepia and light red washes, pricked for transfer on two sheets of wove paper, affixed, with one fold mark (820 x 557)


Possibly Thomas Sword
Pupil January 1799 - 1804.
Possibly Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808. Thomas Sword or Henry Hake Seward.
Sir John Soane RA (1753 - 1837)
Alterations by Soane.




This design includes the Greek fret pattern added to drawing [26]. The ornament above the attic, drawn by Soane on 27 August, now takes the form of a scrolled acroterion between two antefixes.



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