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Designs close to the final design, from June 1784 (5)


Drawing 11 is dated 'June 1784' and it is assumed that drawings 12-14 followed soon after. Demolition of the old rectory began early in July 1784. Soane's Account book 1781-1786, has an entry for 5 July that states 'Barnes to begin / pulling down on Monday the 5th'. Construction work began a month later.

Drawings 14 and 15 are close to the executed design which does not have the string course shown in these elevations. In the course of building, dripping eaves were substituted for the cornice with blocking course shown on the drawing.

The rough plan on the verso of drawing 14 may be related to Soane's unexecuted scheme for estate housing at Hammels Park, Herfordshire, 1784 (SM 28/1/20 verso) q.v.

Drawing 15 is dated by Bailey (and thus added after 1806 when he first entered Soane's office) '178' in pen is followed by a feint pencil '7' which suggests that he was uncertain of the date.



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