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Reference number

SM volume 42/116


Sketch design


Rough plan with rectangular centre and with service wings on an upward curve. The elevation is fronted by a pedimented four-column portico in antis and below (feint pencil) a further elevation with a differently proportioned four-column portico and re-arranged colonnade to the service wings


labelled Parterre and Green H.[ouse] twice

Medium and dimensions

Brown pen and pencil, hatched on laid paper with one fold mark (396 x 250)




n/a pasted down


Soane's variant schemes for a villa with quadrant service wings fronted by covered walkways, and with pavilion ends cannot be associated with any of his executed works. The designs are surprisingly conservative.See also 42/105, 106, 115, 145, 146 for alternative designs



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