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Reference number

SM volume 42/164


Sketch design


Front elevation

See Tyringham House, drawing 45, for full catalogue of volume 42/164



Signed and dated

  • April 14. 1794

Medium and dimensions

Brown pen on wove paper (189 x 364)




Soane's sketch elevation is close to the executed design except for the treatment of the parapets that are shown here as continuous and without the addition of short blocking courses and also without the strigilated chimney pots that, in any case, have since been removed. A plan also dated 'April 14. 1794' (SM 62/8/22) and a sheet with plan, elevations, section and details (SM 62/8/23) dated 'April 16th 1794' closely relate to the design catalogued here.
See also (this) volume 42/45, 42/133, 42/147, and SM 3/5/1-46 and the Concise Catalogue for further drawings for Tyringham.


N.Pevsner & E.Williamson, Buckinghamshire, 1994, pp. 703-6; D.Stroud, Sir John Soane, 2nd ed., 1996, pp.169-74; G.Darley, John Soane: an accidental Romantic, 1999, pp.106-110; M.Richardson and M.Stevens, John Soane architect: master of space and light, 1999, pp.128-39



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