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SM 5/3/1


[1] Survey drawing for the addition of wings


Survey Plan of the Principal floor of / Allanbank and (verso) plan of basement floor


not to scale


as above, offices labelled: Scullery, Kitchen, Coachouses, Dairy, Pantry, Coals (twice), ? Chick, Poultry, Bottles, dung, Bakehouse, Meat Room, small plan of Courtyard labelled (as also on the larger plan), A B C D G K L, The windows below do not / correspond with these and running dimensions given. On verso, a feint pencil sketch plan of offices floor of main building labelled: H[ouse]keeper's, Servants Hall, Strong Beer Cellar, Small Beer C[ellar], Wine Cellar, Arch (3 times) and running dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • September 1780
    Sepr 22d 1780

Medium and dimensions

Brown pen, pencil, hatching on laid paper with old office paper repairs on the back and with six fold marks (536 x 665)


SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect


J Villedary and fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche and LVG


P.du Prey, John Soane: the making of an architect, 1982, pp.113-14, 118-20
D.Stroud, Sir John Soane, 2nd ed., 1996, pp.49-50
J.Ingamells, Dictionary of British and Irish travellers in Italy, 1701-1800, 1997
G.Darley, John Soane: an accidental Romantic, 1999, p.601
G.Stamp, 'Soane in Glasgow', Georgian Group Journal, LXIII, 2003, p.196. fn.



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