- The drawings from the office of Sir John Soane
- Country houses, etc.
- Cricket Lodge, Cricket St Thomas, Somerset: (executed) portico and entrance front, chimney-pieces and interior mouldings, alterations to the kitchen and barn, large north addition, drawing room addition, library, kitchen, granary and pigeon house for Admiral Hood, 1st Viscount Bridport, 1787-1790, 1801-1807 (39)
- Country houses, etc.
In comparison with the earlier design from 1802 (drawing 22), the large room at the south front of the house is shown with a slightly altered plan. The columns at each corner of the room are omitted and a doorway has been blocked up. This room could be what is referred to as the 'ladies' library' in drawings for chimney pieces from 1789 (drawings 6 and 7).
'Moore' refers to Thomas Moore, who was a clerk of works at Cricket Lodge during the second phase of building works, c. 1802-1807. Drawing 35 is apparently a 'copy of one sent to Moore' in July 1804, presumably as a working drawing for building the first floor. As a copy, then, the drawing must have been made after July 1804. The other date inscribed, June 1804, is earlier and is probably the date of the original design drawing.
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.
Browse (via the vertical menu to the left) and search results for Drawings include a mixture of Concise catalogue records – drawn from an outline list of the collection – and fuller records where drawings have been catalogued in more detail (an ongoing process).