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  • image SM 4/5/25

Reference number

SM 4/5/25


[8] Copy of a survey of the one pair floor, 1 December 1801


Plan of the One Pair Floor


as above, Samuel Thornton Esqr Albury Park, labelled: No 2, No 3, Arch, Stone Landing and Passage, Register, No 4, Arch, Lobby, No 5, No 6, Closet, No 7, Passage, Water / Closet, No 8, No 9, Closet, Closet (4 times), No 10, Closet, Note. The Floors in these Rooms are 7 feet below those of the Principal front of the House, The Bottom of the Windows of No &c of the / Lobby are about 1.4½ above the Floor, Height of the Rooms in this Story / No & Lobby - 14Ft 2In / - 12.8 / Dado in all the Rooms about 2ft 9in high / The Height of the Chimney Pieces in the Clear / No 1 - 3ft 0in / 2 - 3.6 / 3 - 3.7 / 4 - 4.2 / 5 - 3.4 / 6 - 3.5½ / 7 - 3.4½ / 9 - 3.4 / 10 - 3.5, (in Soane's hand) Golden Cross Charing Cross / Post Office Guildford and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 1 December 1801
    (Copy) Lincolns Inn Fields Decr 1st 1801

Medium and dimensions

Pen and light red wash, pricked for transfer on laid paper with one fold mark (686 x 546)


Soane Office


The alterations proposed in drawing [2] were evidently not executed. The 'Golden Cross' was a coaching inn, demolished in 1827 to make way for Trafalgar Square.



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