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SM volume 41/66 verso


[1] Record copy of working drawing, April 1786


Plan of the Ground Floor / of cottage; Plan of the Garrets; and plan of Chamber Story


bar scale of 1/10 inch to 1 foot


as above, leave a door, Place the window A / in the middle between / B and C, All the outside framing to be / finished 6 inches thick, B A platform must be made in / this closet to support the chimney / shaft that it may be in the / center of the entrance front / when above the roof, All the inside partitions to / be 4 inches thick, put this doorway / in the middle of the room, skylight (twice), lettered A, B, and C and dimensions given (from 1 to 2) and Ralph Winter Esqr / drawings of a cottage

Signed and dated

  • April 1786
    April 1786

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pencil on laid paper (244 x 365)


Sanders, John (1768--1826), draughtsman
John Sanders (pupil 1784-90)


T French


P. Dean, Sir John Soane and the country estate, 1999, p. 176; Sir John Soane and London, 2006, p.23, 150.



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