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SM volume 66/65


[42] Presentation drawing of a variant design for the house, December 1793


Plans of the mezzanine and basement storeys


to a scale


(pencil) Plan of, William Praed Esqre Tyringham Hall, Buckinghamshire, 1793

Signed and dated

  • 1793
    as above, 1793

Medium and dimensions

Pen and black wash, pencil, on laid paper (495 x 702)


Soane office


Edmeades & Pine 1794 and fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche and GR 1794 below


K. R. Fairclough, ‘Praed, William Mackworth (1747–1833)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008, accessed April 2012.



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