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Design for the grounds, 21 June 1793 (1)


This drawing was made shortly after Praed and Soane decided to demolish the old house and replace it with a new building. This early design for the grounds shows the entrance screen on Northampton Road and the bridge that crosses the River Ouse, both in their built orientation. The new house is a a black square on the ground plan, its orientation varying from the executed design and without the attached office range.

The building in the lower-right hand corner is St Peter's, Tyringham. A dotted line shows the outline of the old house beside this church. It is unknown when the old house was demolished, although a perspective dated July 1798 shows the building, and the door casing of the old house was moved to the new stables in 1799.



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