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Reference number

SM 28/1/11


[6] Alternative preliminary design, March-April 1784


No 4 (Baldwin) and (Bailey) Plan of the Principal Floor - Design No 4 for The Revd J. Gooche showing a rectangular form with a wide and shallow bow to the garden, balanced by a square-ended projection (the hall) on the entrance front, and with the offices on each side having the same segmental (one-third of a circle) plan with covered passage[s] linking them to the house. Verso: (pencil) compass-drawn elevation for a ? fanlight


bar scale of 1/8 inch to 1 foot


as above, labelled (Baldwin) Hall, Eating Room, Drawing Room, Library, Office Court, Washouse & Laundry, Kitchen &c, Stable Court, Double Coachouse, Part of this Stables, 3 Stall Stable and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 1784
    (added later by Bailey) 1784

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and black washes, pencil within black ruled and sepia wash border on laid paper (361 x 531)


BALDWIN, Robert (fl. 1762--1787), draughtsman
Drawings 1-8 have all been attributed to Robert Baldwin (fl. 1762-c.1804). The inscription of drawing 1 and the numbering of subsequent drawings are in his hand as are the room labels. Other drawings from Soane's early practice also attributed to Baldwin include drawings made for the dairy at Hammels Park, Blackfriars Bridge in Norwich and Letton Hall (q.q.q.v). All made in 1783-4 when Soane (who was without office help until he acquired his first pupil in September 1784) relied on ad hoc assistance from Baldwin. The rendered drawings (elevations) made for Saxlingham were evidently done in a hurry, lacking Baldwin's usual finesse but with his favoured green washes.


C T & Son



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