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Reference number

SM 6/3/2


[11] Alternative design for alterations and additions


Sketch of a design for the proposed alterations at Hinton St George


bar scale of 1/7 inch to 1 foot


as above, A AA must be equal, South, Withdrawing Room, Saloon, Library, Eating Room and Billiard Room

Signed and dated

  • May 1797

Medium and dimensions

Brown pen on wove paper with two fold marks (557 x 569)


Thomas Jeans (c.1775-1866) pupil August 1792-25 August 1797 with a Soane alteration to the portico


Soane proposes a loggia for the west elevation of the house fronting the Saloon. This involves removing the octagonal Hall that in drawing [9] became a Library flanked by Map Room and Book Room. Consequently the Library is now in what was a bed chamber behind the Saloon. The Hall has a cross vaulted ceiling supported on four columns while the Saloon appears to ahve a central dome flanked by compartments.



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