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Reference number

SM (1) 1/1/1 (2) 1/1/4 (3) 1/1/5

Purpose

Survey drawings of the entrance building as built by George Sampson, 1732 (3)

Aspect

1 Plan of the Chamber Story, as / in its original State 2 Plan of the Principal Story, as / in its original State 3 Plan of the Ground Floor / in its Original State

Scale

(1-3) bar scale

Inscribed

1 as above, and (Bailey) Plan of the Centre part of the Building in Threadneedle Street, The Bank of England. 2 as above 3 as above, and dimensions given in a different hand

Signed and dated

Medium and dimensions

(1-3) Pencil, pen and wash, pricked for transfer, on laid paper (336 x 550, 336 x 550, 322 x 515)

Hand

Soane office

Notes

Sampson's original entrance building contained transfer halls flanking a lobby on its first floor and apartments or a library above. The transfer halls were moved to Taylor's new east wing in 1767, enabling the entrance building to be converted into residences for the Chief Accountant and the Gate Porter. In 1789 Soane surveyed the existing building.

Level

Drawing

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