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Reference number

SM 79/1/1


[1] Design for a bridge, March 1785


The Plan of the Superstructure and elevation; (verso, pencil) plan, elevation and perspective of an unidentified house with a crow-step gable to the right, castellations to the centre double bay, and a plain gable to the left


bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot


as above, Flood, The Common Level of Water, 21ft 0in, 10" 0', Willm Moland Esq. (verso) Front Hall, Stairs, illegible, 2.1, 12.8, 1:8.5

Signed and dated

  • 12 March 1785
    Margaret Street. March 1785 (datable to 12 March 1785, see Notes below)

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and grey washes, pencil additions, within double ruled border on laid paper (292 x 469)


John Sanders (pupil 1784-1790)


J Whatman


V. Morton and B. Davies, Springfield Hall - a country house in Knowle, Knowle History Society, 2010, p.20
Photograph of bridge, 1904 (copy in SM information file)
P. Dean, Sir John Soane and the country estate, 1999, p.185



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