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SM vol. 59/140


[5] Design for the Bridge, 12 December 1800


A Perspective View of the Bridge / at Albury Park


as above, Samuel Thornton Esqr

Signed and dated

  • 12 December 1800
    Lincolns Inn Fields Decr 12 1800

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, yellow, green and blue-grey washes within single ruled border on wove paper, affixed to volume 59, p. 140 (currently unavailable)


Thomas Sword
Pupil January 1799 - 1804.


The River Tillingbourne (also known as the Tilling Bourne) is north of the house. Soane's design for a single-span bridge with curved parapets and minimal detailing closely resembles his bridge at Tyringham, Buckinghamshire, built for William Praed in 1793 (q.v.) - although the bridge at Albury is much smaller.



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