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  • image SM 39/3/9

Reference number

SM 39/3/9


[3] Design for basement floor


Plan of the Basement


bar scale of ¼ inch to 1 foot


as above, a.a. make the piers equal, rooms labelled: Sub hall, House Keeper, Wine Cellar, Staircase, Kitchen, Scullery, Pantry, Beer Cellar, Lobby, Ser[van]ts / Necessary, Area and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 22/06/1797
    Lincolns Inn Fields June 22d 1797

Medium and dimensions

Pen, light red and yellow washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper with one fold mark (665 x 551)


The office Day Book for 22 June 1797 has (under Colonel Graham) Jeans / Seward / Good - that is:
Thomas Jeans (c.1775 - 1866), pupil August 1792 - 25 August 1797
Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848), pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808
Henry Joseph Good (1775 - 1857), pupil January 1795 - January 1799


The kitchen is marked 19:3¾ wide and 17:3¾ long, the basement walls are 1:10½ thick.The secondary stair on the left-hand side is a quarter-turn with winders, the principal stair is geometric on plan and top-lit. The pantry, beer cellar and water closet are single storey but these with the small, L-shaped area were done away with in the subsequent plan (drawing [4]) in favour of a court or garden of 17 feet 1½ inches from front to back. The later working drawings for the finishing of the rooms ([21] - [39]) show that access from the back rooms was from a door on the right-hand side so evidently there was a decision at some point in the design process to move the back stair to the opposite side.



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