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The major characteristic that was gradually revealed to me and Stephen Gee as we researched Moggerhanger is that it is an intensely personal design by Soane. Although some mid-18thcentury fabric survives concealed, in its south-east corner, the house is essentially a building of 1808-12, incorporating interior work from an earlier enlargement by Soane in 1790-92 for a previous generation. The clients were directors of the Bank of England and the - rst commission for Moggerhanger came ...


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