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image SM 40/2/2

Reference number

SM 40/2/2

Purpose

[54] Design 'No 1' for the ground floor of the new offices, February 1812

Aspect

Plan of the ground floor

Scale

bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Messrs Praeds & Co, (in Soane's hand) Design No 1 / (in a later hand) For Additions to the Premises in Fleet Street, labelled (in Soane's hand and an office hand): Part of the / Banking House, Staircase, Lobby, Strong Clo, Clos, Qy Iron Gate, Iron Gate, Lobby, Water / Closet, Porter's / Bed Room, Waiting Room,15.0, 15.0, 14.0, Clerk's / Sitting Room, 16.0, Staircase, --- ---- (illegible), --- (illegible), Passage into Cliffords Inn

Signed and dated

(in Soane's hand) Lin Inn Fields / Feb 1812

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and pink washes, pricked for transfer within four ruled sepia and black wash border on stout wove paper (308 x 460)

Hand

Charles Tyrrell or Robert Chantrell

Notes

The rear of the banking house is to the bottom left of the plan. Access to the new offices is either by a lobby at the rear of the house or else directly from Cliffords Inn Passage (labelled as 'Bulls Head Court' in other drawings). The new offices have three rooms plus a lobby, closets and a water closet. Alterations were made to the drawing by Soane.

The date of 'February 1812' refers to when the drawing was delivered to Praed. The drawing was made in January 1812 by either Charles Tyrrell or Robert Chantrell.

Level

Drawing

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