- The drawings from the office of Sir John Soane
In 'Design No. 3' (drawings 53-54) Soane omits the nursery apartments but these are re-instated on drawings 62-63. The room with the large bow to the south (drawings 49-52) has entirely gone so that there is an empty compartment with only the outline of an external wall. Later, what is to be a terrace that lights the stairs is moved to the north side see drawings 62-63.
Stephen Thornton married Mary Littledale in February 1793. The had nine children, eight of them sons.
For a comparison of variant plan forms for designs 1, 2 and 3 see general scheme notes.
Sir John Soane's collection includes some 30,000 architectural, design and topographical drawings which is a very important resource for scholars worldwide. His was the first architect’s collection to attempt to preserve the best in design for the architectural profession in the future, and it did so by assembling as exemplars surviving drawings by great Renaissance masters and by the leading architects in Britain in the 17th and 18th centuries and his near contemporaries such as Sir William Chambers, Robert Adam and George Dance the Younger. These drawings sit side by side with 9,000 drawings in Soane’s own hand or those of the pupils in his office, covering his early work as a student, his time in Italy and the drawings produced in the course of his architectural practice from 1780 until the 1830s.
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Contents of Three variant designs for the chamber floor, November 1808 (6)
-  Copy of variant design for the chamber floor, Design No 1, 25 November 1808
-  Copy of variant design for the chamber floor, Design No 2, 25 November 1808
-  Neat copy of variant design for the chamber floor, Design No 1, November 1808
-  Neat copy of variant design for the chamber floor, Design No 2, November 1808
-  Copy of variant design for the chamber floor, Design No 3, November 1808
-  Neat copy of variant design for the chamber floor, Design No 3, November 1808