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  • image SM 46/1/2

Reference number

SM 46/1/2


[5] Design for plan in a Classical style, 'B No.1'


Ground floor plan with alternative plan for the hall and portico


bar scale of 1/12 inch to 1 foot


David Scott Esqr, B. No1, B. No 2, rooms labelled: Hall, Dressing / Room, Water /Closet, Library, Drawing Room, Breakfast Room Eating Room, Passage, Common Staircase, Closet, Water / Closet, Housekeeper's Room, Store / Room, Powdering Closet, Servants Hall, Kitchen, Bakehouse, Larder, Scullery, Pantry and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 6/1795
    John Soane Archt / Lincolns Inn Fields June 1795

Medium and dimensions

Pen, black and sepia washes with quadruple-ruled and black wash border on laid paper with one crease (436 x 562)


Soane Office


J Whatman and fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar and below, ornate W


The left-hand offices with scullery, larder and bakehouse are not washed in and were perhaps optional. A variant plan for the hall and portico (B.No.2) has the latter supported by square pillars.



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