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SM 4/3/9


[3] Survey plan of the offices showing proposed alterations, 15 May 1787


(inscribed ? Baldwin) Plan of the Offices at Hammels (inscribed Soane) with the proposed Alterations / (added in another hand) the Seat of Philip Yorke Esqre and a rough, feint pencil plan


bar scale of 1/7 in to 1 ft


as above and labelled: Staircase to / the Maids Room, Housekeeper, Store room, Housemaids / Scullery, Brewhouse, Court between House & Stable Building, Stables, Coachouses / &c, Dunghole, The Entrance for Waggons / into Kitchen Court, Coals, Wood &c, Carpenters Shop, Fence to enclose drying Ground, Sawpit, Drying Grounds &c, Coals &c, Game Larder, Pantry, Servants Hall, Bottle Rack, Skylight, Servts Powdering / room, Knive board, Cleaning Shoes & Knives, Dusthole, Court Light over / this / door, Washouse with Washing tubs, Laundry with Ironing board, Ironing Stove and Mangle and Coals for / Laundry, Kitchen, Scullery, Bakehouse, Larder and dimensions of washouse and laundry given

Signed and dated

  • 15 May 1787
    Welbeck Street, May 15: 1787

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and pink washes within single ruled and sepia wash border, pricked for transfer (this appears to be the original drawing) on laid paper with one fold mark (466 x 587)


SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect
Soane /?Baldwin
Possibly BALDWIN, Robert (fl. 1762--1787), draughtsman
Soane /?Baldwin


J Whatman, fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar, and below, ornate W


P.Dean, Sir John Soane and the country estate, 1999, p.165



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