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SM 28/6/1


[6] Design (presentation plan) related to 'No 1' elevation, 18 October 1785


Plan of the ground floor and of the stables with brewhouse/bakehouse and dairy


bar scale of 1/13 inch to one foot


The General Plan of a Design / for a Mansion House and / Offices for Robert Fellowes Esq. / and which is proposed to / be built at Shottisham, / in Norfolk (signed and dated see below) // A These steps descend into the / Justice Room / B Steps to the Paper Room over / the Justice Room; The Kitchen Court / & Entrance to the / Offices and also / to the / Justice Room / &c &c; It is proposed to keep the Floors of the / Laundry, Scullery, Kitchen &c / three (pencil) four feet lower than the (Hall) / Floor of the other parts of the / House, to have a Mezzanine / Story of nine feet in height / above those Offices & Attics / over them as is sh--- [?own, erased] / Elevation of the East [erased]; rooms labelled: Justice Room, A, B, Library, Powdering / room, The Withdrawing room, Vestibule, Eating Room, Lobby, Butler, Staircase, Water / Closet, Passage, Housekeeper, Kitchen, Passage to Kitchen &c , Scullery, Pantry (twice), The Washouse & Laundry. (Stables) Q[uer]y Would it not be better to change the suituation of the / Hogs &c to the place intended for Coals &c this / alteration would bring the Coal Sheds nearer / the House & Offices; offices labelled: The / Offices Court, The Coachorse Stable, The Hack horse Stable, The Brewhouse & Bakehouse, Shed for Carts, Dairy, Shed (twice) and w (five times); (pencil, partly erased) note and calculations and dimensions given, (Bailey) Robert Fellowes Esqre Shottisham

Signed and dated

  • 18 October 1785
    (Soane) J Soane Archt Margaret Street / London Octr 18th 1785, (Bailey) Robert Fellowes Esqre, (Bailey) 1785

Medium and dimensions

Pen, black and sepia washes, pencil on laid paper; brown pen inscriptions; with a double-ruled pen and wash border; with two fold marks (560 x 430)


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


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



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