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  • image SM 30/2/45

Reference number

SM 30/2/45


[138] Presentation drawing for entrance hall in a Doric style, 25 February 1798


Ground floor plan of the entrance hall and part of the existing house; part-plan of the fron door; rough section of the entrance hall; rough plan of the hall; part-wall plan showing column and pilaster in corner of the hall; and part-wall plan with running dimensions


bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot


(upper case) A design for the intended entrance / at Bentley Priory, The Marquiss of Abercorn, and plan labelled (Soane, some in pencil): Porte-cochère, 10 feet by 8 feet (twice), 30 feet, 20 feet, Bell light, Qy light, This opening must be / 12 feet wide, 17 risers, Qy and some dimensions given in pen and pencil

Signed and dated

  • 25 February 1798
    25th Feby 1798

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen and black and red washes, within triple-ruled and wash border on laid paper (440 x 663)


Soane Office, draughtsman
Soane office and Soane
SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect
Soane office and Soane


I Taylor and fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouch with GR and 1794 below



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