Ptolemy Dean wrote that Soane's renovation cost £2,757 18s 1d. Besides the new entrance 'many of the windows in the house were renewed with sashes set under the original medieval stone drip mouldings, while a bay window was added to the garden front.... The house itself has survived with little later alteration, although the original medieval gatehouse was lost to fire in the 1960s, and the outbuildings shown on Soane's survey no longer survive.'
Literature D.Verey and and A. Brooks, Gloucestershire 1: the Cotswolds, 1999, p.327; P.Dean, Sir John Soane and the country estate, 1999, p.188.
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Contents of Down Ampney House, Gloucestershire: alterations for Hon. John Eliot, 1799 (8)
-  Rough survey plans of house and (verso) outline plan of house, outbuildings, twin towers and church
-  Rough survey elevations
-  Rough survey of outbuildings, twin-towered gatehouse and house
-  Rough notes
-  Specification
-  Working drawing for drawing room chimney-piece
-  Working drawing for parlour chimney-piece
-  Working drawing for eating room chimney-piece