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Reference number

SM (4) 1/1/2 (5) 1/1/3 (6) 1/1/6 (7) 1/1/7

Purpose

Alternative design for the rooms in the entrance building, by Robert Taylor c. 1774 , with alterations by Soane's office, 1789 (4)

Aspect

4 Plan of the Chamber Story, as / in its present State. 5 Plan of the Principal Story, as / in its present State. 6 Plan of the Basement Story / in its present State 7 Plan of the Ground Floor / in its Present State

Scale

(4-7) bar scale

Inscribed

4 as above, Bank of England, Mr Newland's Kitchen with dimensions 18.6 by 15.6 5 as above, Bank of England, Mr Billings Room, Study, Office, Eating Room, and with dimensions in pen and some dimensions of partitions in pencil 6 as above, Bank of England, Porters Lodge, Mr Billings Parlor, Kitchen,
and some dimensions given 7 as above, Porters Lodge, Mr Billings Parlor, and Kitchen, and dimensions given in a different hand

Medium and dimensions

(4-7) Pencil, pen, grey and pink washes, pricked for transfer, on laid paper (323 x 532, 333 x 549, 324 x 541, 322 x 516)

Hand

(4-7) Taylor office and Soane office

Notes

Drawings 4 to 7 show the entrance building as altered by Robert Taylor, c. 1774. Taylor converted the first storey to two residential apartments. He split the building into virtually two separate buildings, adding another stair to provide access to the second apartment. Soane altered them again in September 1789 but he kept the dividing wall and the apartments. The inscriptions on the drawing date from 1789, with Mr Newland's Kitchen noted on the chamber storey (Abraham Newland was the Chief Cashier of the Bank from 1778 to 1807). The drawing was probably reused by Soane's office as a survey of the existing building.

Level

Drawing

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