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  • image SM 62/9/10

Reference number

SM 62/9/10


[1] Survey drawing of house and offices


Plan of the Ground Floor of House / at Richmond with N point and with two ground level sections, and (pencil) addition by Soane on the NW side


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


as above, His Royal Highness / The Duke of Clarence, labelled Shrubbery (3 times), A B C D F H, Kitchen, Drawing Room (twice), Hall, Stewards Room and dimensions given. Also, A 4':10" higher than the top of the last step B / B 9':7" higher than C / C 1:2 lower than D / E 1:0 higher than D / F 2:6 higher than C / H 2:6 higher than C

Signed and dated

  • 00/11/1795
    Lincolns Inn Fields November 1795

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper with one fold mark (642 x 551)


Perhaps drawn by a surveyor since, for example, the drawing has a compass point which is very unusual for Soane office drawings.


The (three-storey) house is rectangular with a canted bow on each of two sides. The principal stair and service stair occupy the north-west part of the house that faces the kitchen so that the front door with a modest porch and leading into the hall is on the north-east side. Another door with an external stair, is in the south-west bay. The sections and the notes labelled ABCEFH relate to the hill site.

The slight pencil addition pencilled-in by Soane is more fully worked out in drawing [6].



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