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SM volume 64/99


[5] Record copy of working drawing, Cellar floor plan, c. 1791


Plan of the Cellar Floor for the Digger


bar scales of 1/7 inch to one foot


as above, Godfrey Thornton Esqre, (pencil) Additions to Moggerhanger House 1791-1797 (George Bailey 1792-1860, pupil and assistant 1806-37, curator 1837-60) The Part Tinted with Indian Ink / is old and to remain exactly in / its present state excepting as to / the Comminications which will / hereafter be directed // A a door for the admission of / Casks and pipes of wine, The outside of this Wall is govern'd / by the Door above, This Window to be under / the Window above, Earth (twice), Cellar, A (twice) and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • c. 1791

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia ('Indian Ink') and pink washes, pricked for transfer on laid paper (454 x 288)


Soane Office, draughtsman
Soane office


J Whatman



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