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  • image SM 30/1B/26

Reference number

SM 30/1B/26


[1] Survey plan, c.1791


Plan of the Principal Floor of Netheravon House


bar scale of ¼ inch to 1 foot


as above, rooms labelled: Breakfast Room, Best Staircase, Eating Room, Closet, Store Room, Butlers Pantry, Back Stairs, Study and fully dimensionsed

Signed and dated

  • c.1791

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash, pricked for transfer on wove paper with one fold mark (564 x 690)


Soane Office, draughtsman
Soane office


The original house measured 61 feet 8 inches wide by 46 feet 5 inches deep. Probably one unsatisfactory factor was that too much space was lost to the butler's pantry, closet and store room and to the secondary staircase. A comparison with SM 30/1B/17 shows that Soane's initial idea was to remove the service elements and to have four large reception rooms and a hall.



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