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SM 46/3/24


[1] Survey, 1792


Plan of the Basement Floor and Plan of the Principal Floor with (feint pencil) additions to the back of the basement floor


bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot


as above, Benjamin Cole Esqr / Wandsworth Common, rooms labelled: (basement) Coals, Cleang /Knives / &c, Scullery, Dairy, Lobby, Kitchen, Scullery, Wine Cellar, Butlers Pantry, Footmans Bed / Room, China Glass &c, Store Closet, Passage, Pantry, Beer Cellars, DressgRoom, Study, XA, B, XA This Passage is / 1'3" lower than A / B is a Chimney stopped up / & made into a Closet (ground floor) Nursery, Closet / Sink / &c, Eating Room, Drawing Room, Breakfast Room, Hall and Portico, (left-hand side next to block plan of stables) 22ft 8" to front of Stables and dimensions given / (in pencil in the hand of Sir John Summerson) Received as a gift from Mr R Scoales / Central Library / Ealing / 22 Sept 1982 (verso) Benjamin Cole Esqr / Plans of the Basement / and Principal Floors / of House on Wandsworth Common

Signed and dated

  • 16 April 1792
    April 16 : 1792

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash, pencil on thin wove paper with 4 fold marks (528 x 640)


Soane office


P.Dean, Sir John Soane and London, 2006, p.190



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