original diary cover

Soane kept a notebook during the building of Number 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, now his Museum. We will be publishing the entries day by day to mark the 200th anniversary of this build - follow this link for more details.

August 11th 1812

Transcription & Scan

Tuesday 11 Aug[ust]. 4 o’clock rainy morn. Rain (small) continued, the men all stood to their work

11 Aug[ust].1812 Tuesday began putting on the parlour floor and completed the same on Wednesday the 12th

scan of sir john soane diary entry on August 11th 1812


These two entries are separated in the diary by several sketches, one of which is reproduced here -

The first half of the entry refers to the weather yet again - Soane's warning to the workmen appears to still be having the desired effect, although Soane is quick to note that the rain was light!.  This entry refers to the laying of the floorboards on the ground (parlour) floor, a job which took two days.