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London: 12 Mansfield Street: survey for Charles Mills, 1799 (2)



In 1799 Soane made a survey of 12 Mansfield Street for Charles Mills. Mills was a Director of the East India Company in 1785-1814.

The two survey drawings are similar, drawing [2] is to a larger scale than drawing [1] and dimensions are given more fully. The house has since been demolished.

Jill Lever January 2016

Literature includes: Wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_East_India_Company_directors



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