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Reference number



Survey drawing


Plan of the Principal Floor


1/6 (?) inch to 1 foot


as above, Richard Benyon Esqre / No 6 Audley Square, labelled Library, Area (3 times), Stables, Court, Offices and dimensions given

Signed and dated

L.I.F. / July 16th 1808

Medium and dimensions

Pen and sepia wash, pricked for transfer, on wove paper (685 x 537)


Soane office


Minor repairs were carried out in 1805 (sic) to 6 Audley Square and Benyon's Englefield House, Berkshire was also repaired under Soane's supervision in 1806-07. (D.Stroud, Sir John Soane Architect, 1996, p.269).
No.3 is the only surviving 18th century house in Audley Square (S.Bradley and N.Pevsner, London:6 Westminster,2003, p.572)



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