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  • image SM 30/2/67

Reference number

SM 30/2/67


[141] Design for the interior of the entrance hall


Longitudinal section; cross section; rough section of roof; section of the south end of the hall; part-plan showing a column in corner; and rough cross section showing columns supporting vaults


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(Soane, pencil) under bell, string, Present leve of Gr[oun]d at highest / corner of new hall is 1:9½ / below floor of old hall // dd for one step in / doorway into / new hall &c 9 / raising of Grd // leaves diff[eren]ce between / level of new & old / Hall / 1:0, window cill 12.1 / 3.2 / 4 / to top of Cill of the / venetian window is 15.7, Col[umn]s 10 feet high 1.7½ / Entab[lature] 1.10½ at top 1.4 / 11.10½, and dimensions in pen and pencil, (Bailey) The Marquiss of Abercorn, Sketch of a design for the new entrance hall at Bentley Priory

Signed and dated

  • 1798
    (Bailey) 1798

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen and green, yellow, pink and blue washes on wove paper (560 x 626)


SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect
Soane, and some titles added later by George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil and assistant 1806-37, curator 1837-60)
Bailey, George (1792--1860)
Soane, and some titles added later by George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil and assistant 1806-37, curator 1837-60)



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