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SM volume 64/219


[4] Record copy of design for entrance portico


Plan of the Hall Portico; elevation of part of the entrance front; cross section and longitudinal section of the portico; and profile elevation


bar scale of 2/9 inch to 1 foot


Sir Alexander Hood K.B., C, D, EE NB The top of this plinth is to range / with the top of the plinth to the / last additional building, E, Ham Hill stone, Line of Hall Floor, E, NB The portico is not to be put up till the building is roofed in / it will be necessary to set the rough stone walling back from / the upright of the front six inches, as shew[n] in the section, Hall flor, stone plinth, section throug the portico, the section through the portico from C to D, Side view of the portico, all the parts colour'd red are / to be set back 6 inches from / the upright of the front, Ham Hill stone / the stone over the door & windows to be at the least / 16" thick & rebated to receive the sahs frames & door / case, and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 1788
    datable to 1788

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pink wash, on laid paper (454 x 291)


Soane office


fleur-de-lis over cartouche with W below



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