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Reference number

SM 3/5/14


[29] Design for the house with offices attached, 20 September 1793


Plan of the Ground Floor; elevation of the offices; rough plan of the office court and outline of the house; and rough plan of an alternative design for the office court


bar scale of 1/10 inch to 1 foot


(some in upper case) as above, William Praed Esqr, Vestibule / 18'0, Eating Room / 34'0" by 23'3", Library and / Breakfast room / 25'10" ½ by 36'0", Withdrawing Room / 33'6" by 28'9", Billiard Room / 25'10" ½ by 18'3", Dressing Room / 13'1" ½ by 11'1" ½, 19'9" by 17'4" ½, Water / Closet, Steward's Office, Arch for flue, 10'0", 6'0", 5:6, Dressing Room, Mr Praed's room / 18'6", Stewards Room, Office Court, arch, Offices

Signed and dated

  • 20 September 1793
    (29) Copy Great Scotland Yard Septr 20th 1793

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen and grey and black washes, brown pen, within quadruple-ruled black and grey wash border on laid paper (468 x 293)


Soane office


Portal & Bridges



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