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SM 3/5/5


[39] Presentation drawing of a variant design for the house, December 1793


Plan of the Basement Floor and rough part-plan of staircase


bar scale of 1/7 inch to 1 foot


(some upper case) as above, William Praed Esqr, Wine Cellar / 17'7"½ by 30'2"½, Store room / 12'9" by 10'6"3/4, Housekeepers room / 19'2"¼ by 16'9"3/4, Passage, Scullery / Trunk arch, Kitchen / 25'3"¼ by 17'3"¼, Ale cyder / and beer / cellar / 33'1"½ by 28'2"¼, Passage, Butlers room, Bed room, Working room, Servants hall / 33'5"¼ by 22'8"¼ and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • December 1793
    Great Scotland Yard Decr 1793

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen and grey and black washes, within quadruple-ruled black and pink wash border on laid paper (709 x 487)


Soane office


J Whatman and fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche and ornate W below


K. R. Fairclough, ‘Praed, William Mackworth (1747–1833)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008, accessed April 2012.



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