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Reference number

SM 35/3/9


[5] Sketch design


Plans and elevations


to differing scales


John Thomson Esqre, Sketch of a Design for a Villa, labelled Bill[iards], Eating Room, Cons[ervatory]y, Mr Thomson, Hall, Court, Offices, (small plan) Mr T, Drawg and illegible

Signed and dated

  • 1804

Medium and dimensions

Brown pen, shading, hatched, some pencil on laid paper (556 x 343)


Sir John Soane RA (1753 - 1837)


The design follows on from drawing [4] but with the first floor three-bay centre made smaller and better proportioned. The small plan is a variant with, for the first time, the right-hand front having a large shallow bow and, on the opposite side, the usual bow now contained within the building lline.



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