Unidentified house, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire: alterations for Elisha Biscoe, 1798 (4)
Soane's alterations and additions to this unidentified house for Elisha Biscoe (1754-1829) included a new Drawing Room, Eating Room, Ante Room and lobby. Biscoe was connected to Soane through his cousin, John Robins, who had a more than twenty-year association with Soane as a furniture maker and a client. Nothing is known of the original house, of which only a part is shown in the drawings catalogued here. Soane's designs were set aside in favour of Micklefield Hall, an extant but much-altered house for which no drawings survive.
Literature: P. Guillery, 'Norwood Hall and Micklefield Hall: Works by Sir John Soane', Architectural History, 30, 1987, pp. 181-200; P. Dean, Sir John Soane and the Country Estate, 1999, p. 189; Holton Park Archive - Pedigree of the Family of Biscoe, <http://holtonparkarchive.com/files/ Biscoe%20Pedigree.pdf>