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Thomas Reynolds-Moreton, 2nd Baron Ducie: unexecuted designs for an unknown terraced house, 1772 (6)

1772
Matthew Ducie Moreton, 2nd Baron of Moreton (c1765-1770) undertook a long political and public career, after which he was created 1st Baron Ducie in 1763. He died unmarried, but the Ducie Barony passed to his sister's son, Thomas Reynolds (1733-85), who was able to assume the name of Moreton, and the title of 2nd Baron Ducie owing to a special remainder in its creation.

Little is known of the 2nd Baron Ducie, but evidently in 1772 he commissioned Robert Adam to make designs for a terraced house. The intended location of this terraced house is unknown, and it is not known to have been executed.

Literature:
A.T. Bolton, The architecture of Robert and James Adam, 1922, Volume II Index pp. 54, 69; D. King, The complete works of Robert & James Adam and unbuilt Adam, 2001, Volume II, p. 135; History of Parliament online: 'Moreton, Hon. Matthew Ducie (bef.1770-1770), of Tortworth, Glos.'

Frances Sands, 2013
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