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  • image SM 39/3/8

Reference number

SM 39/3/8


[4] Variant design for basement floor


Plan of the Basement Floor


bar scale of ¼ inch to 1 foot


as above, >Sub hall, House Keeper, Wine Cellar, Staircase, Kitchen, Scullery and dimensions given

Signed and dated

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

Medium and dimensions

Pen, red and sepia washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper with two fold marks (665 x 549)


The office Day Book for 21 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 plan is close to drawing [3] except that the rooms marked with yellow wash are omitted, that is, the pantry, beer cellar, lobby and servants' necessary (water closet). The back stair with a scullery/lobby/etc remained and there is now a court or garden measuring 17 feet 1½ inches from front to back on the right-hand side. The working drawings for finishing the rooms ([21] - [39]) show that at some stage in the design process the back stair projection was moved from the left- to the right-hand side.



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