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SM 81/1/68


[6] Working drawings for first floor chimney-pieces, 17 March 1789


Mouldings at large for the Chimney / pieces on the Bedchamber Floor in the west front rooms; (verso) elevations and plans of five chimney-pieces


bar scale of 1/9 inch to 1 foot, approximately, and full size


as above, For Cricket Lodge, No 2 Chimney pieces of the dimensions shewn in the / drawing marked A / 1 of the same kind of the dimensions / between the marble width 1'11" / height 2'8" / These chimney pieces are for the bed chamber floor / NB no notice taken of the attic chimney pieces, face of ground, angle bead, grounds of the chimney / piece to be framed the width / of the chimney --- (base?) & / the angle bead --- upon / them, compo[sition], face of pilaster, vein'd / marble, vein'd marble, line of frieze, line of frieze, this moulded slip &c to be six inches deep, composition, vein'd marble slab, and dimensions given; (verso) Cricket Lodge Chimney pieces wanted / all the attic chimney pieces to be finished with a plain / piece of Portland Stone round each of them 5 inches in / width. Portland slabs to extend as far as the outside of the / mantle & jambs & to be two feet wide in the large rooms/ & one foot 6 inches in the small ones, The Chamber Story, No 1, In the South Chamber the opening is 3'3" wide by 3'1" high / & to be in every respect like the / one intended for Sir Alexander's room / on the hall floor, Slab 4'9" in height by 2 feet wide, No 2 / & / No 3, West Chamber & West dressing room / see mouldings at large on the other side of this paper, slabs 3'7 3/8 / 1'10 1/2, No 4, North dressing room / The same mouldings as to / No 2 & 3, slab 2'10 1/2 / 1'6, No 5, Hall floor / Sir Alexander's Room / see mouldings at large, steps 4 1/2 wide, slab 5'1 / 2'1 1/2, Ladies Library, Statuary slab 4:11/ 2:1 1/2 and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 17 March 1789
    March 17th 1789

Medium and dimensions

Pen and wash, pencil, on laid paper with one fold mark (628 x 514)


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



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