London: 54 Old Broad Street, City of London: survey and alterations for William Thornton (later Astell), 1800-18 (2)
Soane surveyed a house on the west side of Broad Street for William Thornton (who later changed his name to Astell for inheritance reasons) on 21 June 1800 and proposed alterations less than a month later. No drawings relating to these works survive, but the bills were settled by 1801. The two survey drawings catalogued here, attributed by Ptolemy Dean to Thornton's house on Broad Street, are dated 'May 12th 1808' and show the tenant to be a Mr Lewis Teissier, a merchant. References in Soane's archives to work for William Thornton at 'Winchester Street' probably concern these buildings, which no longer survive. Elsewhere, Soane worked for Thornton at Everton, Bedfordshire and several other buildings in London.
Literature: P. Dean, Sir John Soane and London, 2006, p. 167.