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  • image SM 28/6/17

Reference number

SM 28/6/17


[16] Working drawing, c. March 1788


Plan of the Principal Floor


1/5 inch to one foot


(Bailey) Robert Fellowes Esqre Shottisham, (McDonnell) running dimensions given, instructions including: (Soane) NB This Chimney to be / made exactly like the / old one, CC this is the / flue from the / Cellar Stairs, Out the floor / on at 10 feet / clear height, KK Continue these indents / eight feet from level of / Hall floor, K leave a flue / here

Signed and dated

  • c. March 1788
    (Bailey) 1788

Medium and dimensions

Pen, brown pen and light pink wash, partly pricked for transfer on thin laid paper, 4 fold marks (592 x 523)


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



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