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SM volume 62/45b


[79] Presentation drawing showing alternative design for the house and office court, January 1796


Basement floor plan


to a scale of 1/13 inch to 1 foot


office court labelled (upper case): Arched entrance, store room, laundry, mangle, washouse, open, women's / privy, wood / and / coals, meal room, charcoal, sand, Bakehouse, vegetables, area, passage from kitchen, Game larder, Wet larder, area, Dry larder, passage from house, area, servants room / and cleaning / shoes and knives, wood, open court, men's / privy, Coals, open court, Cinders, Brewhouse, Office Court, pump and house labelled (feint pencil): Kitchen, ale beer / cellar, scullery, passage, H[ouse] Keeper, Store Room, Wine Cellar, Butler's / pantry, Servants Hall

Signed and dated

  • January 1796
    datable to January 1796 (see Notes)

Medium and dimensions

Pen and black and blue washes, pencil, on laid paper (462 x 245)


Soane office


pasted down



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