From around 1750 Sir William embellished Eythrope House and its park, employing Isaac Ware (1704-66) to build stables and garden buildings, and Thomas Harris of Cublington (c1688-1763) to design a new front for the house. Eythrope House was demolished in 1810-11 by the 6th Earl of Chesterfield, and none of Ware's garden buildings, save a bridge and a small grotto, have survived in the garden of the present nineteenth-century house. In addition to this, in 1760, Horace Walpole complained about the changes that Sir William was making to Pope’s garden. Pope’s villa was demolished in the early nineteenth century, and the subsequent buildings on the site are now occupied by St Catherine's School.
A.T. Bolton, The architecture of Robert and James Adam, 1922, Volume II, Index pp. 57, 88; B. Cherry, and N. Pevsner, The buildings of England: London 2: south, 1983, pp. 542-543; N. Pevsner, and E. Williamson, The buildings of England: Buckinghamshire, 1994, p. 322; J. Ingamells, A dictionary of British and Irish travellers in Italy 1701-1800, 1997, p. 887; D. King, The complete works of Robert & James Adam and unbuilt Adam, 2001, Volume II, pp. 197-199, 218
Frances Sands (2012)
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).
Contents of Sir William Stanhope, unexecuted designs for a garden pavilion, either for Pope’s Villa in Twickenham or Eythrope House in Buckinghamshire, 1764 (19)
- Preliminary design and designs for a garden pavilion, 1764, unexecuted (4)
- Designs, finished drawings and a record drawing for a garden pavilion, 1764, unexecuted (8)
- Preliminary design and fFinished drawings for a garden pavilion, 1764, unexecuted (7)