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Reference number

SM 4/4/18


[4] Copy of an alternative design for the basement floor, 8 July 1801


Plan of the Basement Floor and Section through Mr Robins Room &c


to a scale of 1/3 inch to 1 foot


as above, Mr Robins, labelled: Closets, Recess, Kitchen, Mr Robins Room, Floor, Cellar, Ground Line, Basement Floor, Mr Robins Room, Principal Floor, Mezzanine, Chambers and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 8 July 1801
    (Copy) Lincolns Inn Fields July 8th 1801

Medium and dimensions

Pen, light red and yellow washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (560 x 665)


Thomas Sword
Pupil January 1799 - 1804.


WL 1794


Drawings [4]-[6] include the pencil alterations added to drawings [1]-[3].

In contrast to drawing [1] the layout of the basement floor is different, with fewer but larger rooms, although the Kitchen retains the same position towards the rear of the house. The room off the staircase, previously labelled as 'Earth', is now designated as 'Mr Robins Room'. Below it is a low cellar and, above, a mezzanine (shown in section).



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