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Reference number

SM 4/3/11


Design, 1791


Plan of the Ground Floor of Wiston Hall / with the proposed Additions and part-plan of the existing back kitchen


bar scale of 2/7 inch to 1 foot


as above, S:Beachcroft Esqr , Observe, the pump is to be removed into the / Back Kitchen // Observe, the Floor of Mr Beachcrofts room is / to be 3':6" above the level of the present / Court & that the Kitchen floor will be / six Inches above the level of the same / Court // N Door into present back Kitchen // M Door into new Kitchen & which is / to be directly opposite the door into the / Back Kitchen, labelled: Cellar under this room only / Mr Beachcroft's Parlor / 16':0" Square, Glass Door, Farmer's Kitchen, Passage, Pantry (twice), Parlor, M N and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • Copy of the Plan taken by Thomas Moore / April 18th1791 / Scotland Yard

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia washes, hatching, pricked for transfer on wove paper with four fold marks (520 x 666)


'Thomas Moore' may have been T.Moore a joiner and carpenter who worked for Soane on Moggerhanger and Pitzhanger Manor


Samuel Beachcroft, like other of Soane's patrons, was a director and governor of the Bank of England. To his existing timber-framed house, Soane added a three-bays by one, two-storey addition linked to the old house by a passage (both old house and link were rebuilt in the 1860s). 'Soane's work, of the finest-quality tuck-pointed brickwork has survived virtually unchanged, with original joinery, fine glazing bars and a simple central staircase .... The roof is steeply pitched, a consequence of using the local clay peg tiles instead of Soane's favoured Westmoreland slate, which would have allowed a shallower pitch. ' (P.Dean, Sir John Soane and the country estate, 1999, pp.182-3)


D.Stroud, Sir John Soane, architect, 2nd ed., 1996, p.251; P.Dean op.cit below



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