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SM 30/1B/17


[4] Preliminary design, 23 April 1791


Plan of the Hall Story


bar scale of 1/13 inch to 1 foot


as above, M. Hicks Beach Esqre, T Water Closet / V Billiard room, over it a Chamber, Dressing Room & Water Closet / or per dotted lines, W Recess for a Sopha if the room is used as a Drawing/ Room and for a Side table if considered as / Eating Room, rooms labelled: Breakfast / room, Hall, Eating Room, Drawing room W, Library and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 23 April 1791
    Copy April 23 1791

Medium and dimensions

Pen, brown pen, sepia and light red washes, pricked for transfer on laid secretary paper with three fold marks (422 x 344)




C Ball and Britannia holding lance, shield and olive branch within crowned oval


The plans show the existing house with the proposed additions added to the back. The basement plan (SM 30/1B/19) shows the old offices (servants hall, housekeeper's room, shoes and knives room, butler's pantry) and the new ones. The 'mezzanine' (SM 30/1B/18) is over the new basement offices in which the bakehouse, coals &c and scullery were to have a floor to ceiling height of eight feet. Above these were to be the butler's pantry, plate closet and butler's chamber while the upper parts of the kitchen and of the laundry occupied the rest of the mezzanine. This drawing shows the addition above the mezzanine of a billiard room with (not shown) a bedroom, dressing room and closet on the floor above.

These three plans were evidently the basis for discussion and amendment since, for example, 'lattice partition[s]' were added to the larders on SM 30/1B/21 some weeks later.



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