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SM volume 42/121


[1] Sketch design, not executed


Elevation of five-bay, two-storey, porticoed house with single storey pavilion wings and two variant plans; elevation of five-bay, two-storey house with single storey portico without pediment and plan; perspective detail of roman tiles; (verso) elevation similar the first one but with the details of the centre bays inked out, and plan; unidentified detail


not to a scale


(recto) Castle Eden, No 2, No3, North, Lib.[rary], Parl.[our] Kit.[chen], Scull.[ery], H[all], some dimensions given and Mount St / Mrs Ann London Bull & / Morng Chronicle / instead of Courant (the Morning Chronicle and London Courant were newspapers, the London Bull[etin ?] has not been traced)

Signed and dated

  • Oct. 7. 1780

Medium and dimensions

Brown pen, pencil on laid paper with four fold marks (220 x 367)




post horn within a crowned cartouche and GR below (Heawood 2754)


P.du Prey, John Soane: the making of an architect, 1982, pp. 120-22



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