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  • image SM 46/1/1

Reference number

SM 46/1/1


[2] Desgn for plan in a Classical style, 'A No. 2' (and 'A No. '1)


Ground floor plan with alternative plan for the front facade including the portico (related to design 'A No.1')


bar scale of 1/12 inch to 1 foot


David Scott Esqrr, A / No.2, Plan A No.1, rooms labelled: The Hall, Eating Room, Library, Drawing Room, Breakast Room, Principal / Staircase, Powdering Room, Water / Closet, Dressing Room, (offices) Servants Hall, Housekeeper / and store room, Kitchen, Scullery, Sink, Court, Landry (sic) and Washouse and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 6/1795
    Lincolns Inn Fields June 1795

Medium and dimensions

Pen, black and sepia washes with quadruple-ruled and black and sepia wash border, pricked for transfer on laid paper with one fold mark (434 x 562)


Soane Office


J Whatman and fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar and below. GR


The plan is rectangular with the offices stepped back (and not shown in the elevation). The garden front has a segmental bow with a door and steps in its centre. The main front has a portico with two pairs of columns. An alternative part- plan is offered for the front seen in the preceding drawing [1] - design 'A.No.1'



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