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SM 4/4/12


[2] Design for alterations to the principal floor, 21 July 1801


Plan of the Principal Floor / with the Proposed Alterations


bar scale of 1/10 inch to 1 foot


as above, The Right Honorable / George Canning, South Hill Park, labelled: Brew House, Bake / House, Coals, Dairy, Kitchen / 24.0 by 19.0, Larder (twice), Gate, Store Closet, House Keepers / Rooms / 19.0 by 16.0, Butlers / Pantry, Servants Hall, A (twice), Sink, Lobby, AA The left of these Windows will not / be interrupted, Eating Room, Mr Cannings / Room, Mrs Cannings / Room, Drawing Room, Billiard Room, Hall, Library, Entrance, Conservatory, Breakfast Room

Signed and dated

  • 21 July 1801
    (Copy) Lin Inn Fields July 21 1801 / Sent to Bracknell Coach July 22 1801

Medium and dimensions

Pen, black, sepia and light red washes, pricked for transfer within four ruled sepia and black wash border on wove paper with one fold mark (548 x 671)


Thomas Sword
Pupil January 1799 - 1804.


WL 1794


Soane's alterations and additions include new larders and a store closet in the yard and some minor works to the library and hall. The most substantial addition, however, is the new conservatory between the library and the breakfast room.



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