"In this great Celestial Creation, the Catastrophe of a World, such as ours, or even the total Dissolution of a System of Worlds, may possibly be no more to the great Author of Nature, than the most common Accident in Life with us, and in all Probability such final and general DoomsDays may be as frequent there, as even Birth-Days or Mortality with us upon this Earth."
In the 1750's after most of Thomas Wright's scientific patrons had died, or lost interest, he worked as a full time designer. Astronomy's loss was Badminton's gain.
For 36 years Thomas Wright was employed at Badminton working on garden designs and architectural embellishments for the 'Great Proprietors', as the 4th and 5th Dukes of Beaufort were known. The 4th Duke who commissioned William Kent to embellish Badminton was also one of the first aristocrats to employ Canaletto in England. However it was the 4th Duchess Elizabeth who between 1750 and 1786 was the great supporter of Thomas Wright. The castellated barns that Thomas Wright designed at Badminton are among the most splendid eye-catchers enhancing the estate.
After his death in 1786,Thomas Wright was forgotten.