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  • image SM volume 67/55

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SM volume 67/55


[1] Survey plan with proposed alterations, 26 September 1789


Plan of the Ground Floor of House shewing the intended Alterations and / Additions (verso, feint pencil, Soane's hand) Incomplete elevation of a seven-bay building with a pedimented door in the centre. The partly-legible labels to the plan suggest that (except for the double-apsed ? breakfast room) the rooms are domestic offices


bar scale of (approximately) 1/9 inch to one foot (1 verso) bar scale of 1/7 inch to one foot


as above, John Raymond Barker Esqr, The parts colored red shew what are intended / to be new // A. The opening for the Admission of Casks / is to be under this Window, rooms labelled: (offices) Courtyard, Mangle Room, Laundry, Housekeeper's / Room, Closet, Passage, Washouse and Brewhouse, Kitchen, Larder, Scullery, Baker / - house, Servant's Hall, Cleaning / Knives / &c, Passage from Offices, Butler's Pantry, Passage, Back Stairs, W. Closet, (house) Vestibule, Gentleman's / Dressing Room, Closet, Library and Breakfast Room, Bookcase (three times) Best Staircase, No alterations / in this / Lobby, Eating Room, Withdrawing Room, Vacuum (empty space), dimensions given and (pencil) Copied verso labelled (on left) Kit[chen], Scullery, H[ouse] Keep[er], Butler, (centre) ? Breakfast, (right) Bak[? ehouse]

Signed and dated

  • 26 September 1789
    Copy Sept:r 26th 1789

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and light red washes, partly pricked for transfer on laid paper (attached at one edge and folded twice to fit album) (478 x 595)


Sanders, John (1768--1826), draughtsman
John Sanders (pupil 1784-9) (verso) Soane
SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect
John Sanders (pupil 1784-9) (verso) Soane


J Whatman, fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar and below, ornate W




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