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  • image SM 77/4/17

Reference number

SM 77/4/17


[2] Design for entrance portico, dated 13 May 1788 (4)


Plan of the Hall Portico; Elevation of part of the entrance front to a large scale; cross section and longitudinal section of the portico; profile elevation; and rough plan of niches


1/2 inch to 1 foot, approximately


as above, No 3, Sir Alexander Hood Bart, EE NB The top of this plinth is to range / with the top of the plinth to the / last additional building, C, D, E / Ham Hill stone, E, level of hall floor, E, NB The Portico is not to be put up until the building is roofed in it will be necessary / to set the rough stone walling back from the upright of the front six inches as shew[n] in the section, hall floor, Section through / the portico, B, The section through the portico from C to D, stone plinth, all the parts colored red are / to be set back six inches / from the upright of the front, Ham Hill stone / the stone over the door & windows to be at least / 16 inches thick rebated to receive the sash frames & / doorcase, side view of the portico and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 13 May 1788
    a copy of the drawing sent May 13 1788

Medium and dimensions

Pen and grey and feint red washes, pencil, and traces of coloured wash added later, on laid paper with one fold mark (487 x 612)


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



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