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The house and Museum of the architect Sir John Soane, R.A.

Born in 1753, the son of a bricklayer, Soane died in 1837 after a long and distinguished career. He designed 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields as his home and as a setting for his antiquities and works of art. After his wife's death he lived here alone, constantly adding to and rearranging his collections. 
He established the house as a museum by Act of Parliament (1833) requiring that his romantic and poetic interiors be kept as they were at the time of his death.

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Opening Up The Soane: A Project to Restore, Refurbish & Improve Sir John Soane's Museum
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Monumental Masonry - with Bompas and Parr
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