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SM 6/3/8


[1] Survey plan of ground floor made on site


Ground floor plan of house and offices including stables (verso) unfinished part-plan close to drawing [5] which is a survey of the 'Chamber Plan'


to a scale of 1/15 inch to 1 foot (verso) to a scale of 1/7 inch to 1 foot


Sketch of Ground Floor, Hinton St George, Beer Cellar 4:1 lower than / the Passage B, G.Risers, rooms labelled: Dining Room, Lobby, Drawing Room, Chapel, BeerCellar, Court, Servants Hall, Stable Yard, Billet Wood, Ashes, Charcoal, Wood, Cooperage, Potatoe Room &c, Kitchen, Scullery, Bakehouse,>Brewhouse, Pantry, Mr Beagley's Room, Butlers / Pantry, Inner Pantry, Steward's Room, Passage, Housekeeper's / Room, Beer Cellar 4:1 lower than / the Passage B and running dimensions given; (verso) a few dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • from circa 7 August 1796

Medium and dimensions

Pen, some hatching on coarse laid paper with six fold marks, (verso) pen and some pencil (565 x 680)


Thomas Jeans (c.1775-1866), pupil August 1792-25 August 1797.
The Soane office Day Book for 1796 shows that Thomas Jeans left London on the morning of 5 August 1796 to take plans of Hinton St George. He returned on the evening of 27 August. He then spent much of the time between 29 August and 12 September drawing out plans, elevations and sections. The expenses of his trip came to £4:17:9d for which Earl Poulett was billed on 19 September 1796.


The house and offices roughly cover an area of about 320 feet wide by 200 feet from back to front which explains why it took Jeans three weeks to do the measuring up. He would have used a measuring rod; measuring tapes seem not to have been invented at this date. This drawing would have been pieced together from several drawing covering different areas. Soane was at Hinton St George from 9th August to the early morning of 12 August. His office Journal records that he 'Left Chertsey in own Carriage to Egham from thence [in] Salisbury Coach to Salisbury ... slept at the Hart ...Left Salisbury ... in Chaise to Shaftsbury - 20 miles ... to Sherborne / to Hinton St George 18 M[iles].'



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