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  • image SM 28/6/18

Reference number

SM 28/6/18


[17] Working drawing, c. March 1788


Plan of the Garretts or / rooms in the roof and verso (Soane, pencil) Plan of? Partition to Bow Room


1/5 inch to one foot


as above, (Soane) The dotted lines in this Plan / shew the forms of the Cieling / NB the Ashlering (sic) is not to be closed / but left for Closets to be / made hereafter wherever / necessary, AA Trap doors to be left into / the Roof or the[y] may be / placed at BB if thought / more convenient, This door / to be / 3.6 / placed / immediately / over the door / on the Chamber / floor, This opening / over / the Archway / in the Hall / storey which / will give the / width of the / passage, Over the / Archway / in Hall Story, over the / 3.6 / door / in the / Chamber Story, Window / on / Tympanum / of Pediment and dormer (7 times). Verso: as above and dimensions given and (McDonnell) Mr Fellowes / Plan of the Garrets or Rooms / in the Room (i.e. roof)

Signed and dated

  • c. March 1788
    (Bailey) 1788

Medium and dimensions

Pen and brown pen on coarse laid paper, 3 fold marks (520 x 663)


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



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