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Plans, architectural drawings and designs, 1800 - 1822

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCAR/1/2/2/1

Scope and Contents

Including plans by William Wilkins, architect of the College, and unsuccessful designs by Lewis William Wyatt, William Porden and George Byfield, 1804-1805, together with later plans, 1819.


  • Creation: 1800 - 1822

Conditions Governing Access

From the Sub-sub-fonds:



c. 206 item(s)

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

See the 'Catalogue of Drawings' in Cinzia Maria Sicca's 'Committed to Classicism' for all designs in Downing Archive

Existence and Location of Copies

Note that copies made by Dr Rolf Schneider of plans related to Hall [for 19th c mainly Wilkins] are located in Plan box

Related Materials

Photos in DCPH/13 and DCPH/09; see also photo of 1818 Undergrad Rooms next Hall, drawing 6, in plan box; see DCAR/1/2/2/02 for Chancery documents complementing plans; DCPP/ANN/03 for letter from Francis Sandys; DCAR/2/8/1 for file on Committed to Classicism.


Cinzia Maria Sicca ' Committed to Classicism: the building of Downing College, Cambridge'

Repository Details

Part of the Downing College Repository

Downing College Archive
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