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Clare Melhuish reviews Sir John Soane's Museum anniversary programme

Sir John Soane, the 250th anniversary of whose birth is celebrated in September, had his eye on 14 Lincoln's Inn Fields for some time before finally purchasing and immediately demolishing it. The new house he built in its place does not have the extraordinary originality of No 13 next door, now Sir John Soane's Museum, but it certainly stands proud of its context and as part of the trio of houses (12, 13 and 14) that Sir John Summerson, during his time as curator at the museum, envisaged ...

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