Cadland, Hampshire: designs for farmyard and buildings for the Hon. Rupert Drummond, July 1777 (2)
Soane was in the office of Henry Holland when he made these drawings and thus properly, they belong to Holland. However, they are in Soane's hand and the simple, geometrical design could well be his since he was to do something similar, though more evolved, in his design for a cow barn at Burn Hall in 1783 (q.v.). The twin, seven-bay fronts have small, high lunette windows between Tuscan pilasters and are stopped at right and left by a slightly raised and projecting pavilion with a high round arch and a square hipped roof. From the outside, the farm yards and their buildings would present neatly symmetrical fronts though once in the yard the differing needs of the livestock would become very apparent.
See also (in Sketchbooks catalogue): a sketchbook labelled 'Miscellaneous / Sketches / 1777' SM volume 38, pp.1-6) for rough details in Henry Holland's hand for the library, drawing room, dressing room, staircase and hall of Cadland.