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Petworth House, Sussex: designs for portico and prospect tower for 3rd Earl of Egremont, 1814, 1816 (3)

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Two of Soane's designs for an entrance to the west side of the house at Petworth have survived but none were executed. His designs for a prospect tower, from which to view Capability Browns' landscape work seem not have been carried out. Office records note that 'no charge ever made'.

Literature: National Trust, Petworth House, 1989; D.Stroud, Sir John Soane architect, 1996, p.274

Jill Lever
June 2017

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