- Published Work: Soane/Baroque/Adam/other architects
Both survey drawings  and  show the front door towards the centre of the four bay front and with the stair against the left-hand wall. All of the four designs (No.2 is lacking) have the entrance moved to the left-hand side.
Samuel Thornton was one of at least '15 Bank of England directors for whom Soane worked between 1788 and 1833' P.Dean, Sir John Soane and London, 2006, p.15. It seems that Soane's desihgns were not used however iin 1801-2 he carried out alterations to Albury Park, Surrey for Samuel Thornton that included a library. Later in,1802, 1809 Soane designed stables at Albury Park.
Jilll Lever December 2015
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Contents of London: 22 St James's Square: survey drawings and unexecuted designs for alterations, for Samuel Thornton, 1799, 1808
-  Survey drawing
-  Design No.1 for alterations
-  Design No.3 & 4 for alterations
-  Design No.4 for alterations
-  Design No.5 for alterations
-  Survey drawing