- The drawings from the office of Sir John Soane
The site seems to be a tight one with, it is assumed, existing buildings on either sidethat are separated by two lanes that, in the plans, are partly or wholly absorbed into the house itself.
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 Designs made March 1796 (12)
-  Rough plan of ground floor
-  Plan of ground floor 'A'
-  Plan of first floor 'A'
-  Copy of plan of ground floor 'A' (drawinng )
-  Copy of plan of first floor 'A' (drawing ) with flier
-  Plan of ground floor 'B'
-  Plan of first floor 'B'
-  Copy of plan of ground floor 'B' and (verso) of first floor
-  Front elevation
-  Plan of ground floor 'C' with rough alternative plan by Soane
-  Plan of first floor 'C' with rough cancellations and amendments added by Soane
-  Copy of plan of first floor 'C' (verso) part of full size details of ? layout for wall tiles