Explore Collections Explore The Collections
You are here: CollectionsOnline  /  [11] Survey of existing house, 5 September 1797


  • image SM 2/9/12

Reference number

SM 2/9/12


[11] Survey of existing house, 5 September 1797


The plan of the ground floor and rough exterior elevation of the house


bar scale of 3/20 inch to 1 foot, approximately


as above, The Right Honble William Pitt, Holwood, East, South, West, North, Library, water closet, closet, Larder, Butlers / pantry, press, Eating room, Kitchen, Scullery, copper, coals, sink, Stewards room, Dairy, Store room, sink, Servants Hall, Privy, force pump, dimensions given, (feint pencil) accord'g to house ---- (illegible), (pencil) calculations and (feint pencil) I think this (?) dimension the nearest

Signed and dated

  • 5 September 1797
    Lincolns Inn Fields Sepr 5th 1797

Medium and dimensions

Pen and wash, pencil and red pen on wove paper (662 x 530)


SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect
Soane and Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848, pupil and assistant 1794-1808)
Seward, Henry Hake (1778--1848), draughtsman
Soane and Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848, pupil and assistant 1794-1808)



Digitisation of the Drawings Collection has been made possible through the generosity of the Leon Levy Foundation

If you have any further information about this object, please contact us: drawings@soane.org.uk

Sir John Soane's collection includes some 30,000 architectural, design and topographical drawings which is a very important resource for scholars worldwide. His was the first architect’s collection to attempt to preserve the best in design for the architectural profession in the future, and it did so by assembling as exemplars surviving drawings by great Renaissance masters and by the leading architects in Britain in the 17th and 18th centuries and his near contemporaries such as Sir William Chambers, Robert Adam and George Dance the Younger. These drawings sit side by side with 9,000 drawings in Soane’s own hand or those of the pupils in his office, covering his early work as a student, his time in Italy and the drawings produced in the course of his architectural practice from 1780 until the 1830s.

Browse (via the vertical menu to the left) and search results for Drawings include a mixture of Concise catalogue records – drawn from an outline list of the collection – and fuller records where drawings have been catalogued in more detail (an ongoing process).