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SM (104) 9/4/2


Design for temporarily moving the Income Office and Land Tax Office to the south-west wing, 20 March 1801


104 Plan of the Income Office, with the proposed Alterations / for the reception of the Land Tax Office


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as above, The Bank of England (Bailey), plan labelled: Entrance, Publick, Land Tax Office (twice), Income Office, belonging to the Cheque office, Strong Room, Garden / Court, a key No 1 to 7 entitled Reference of desk locations: Principal of Income Office, Desks of the Income Office, Counters of the Income Office, Cashiers Desk for Income Office and Land Tax Office, Desks of the Land Tax Office, Desks belonging to the Cheque Office

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  • Lincolns Inn Fields. March 20th 1801


Soane office


The office in this drawing is situated at the south-west wing of the Bank, far from the new north-east offices, but it was built in response to the new wing. The Income Office was newly instituted in England in 1799, and the Bank was responsible for its collection. In January 1802 the Bank approved Soane's design for a Land Tax Office 'in order that the apartments may be finished for the use of the Deputy Accountants'. Presumably, then, the previous Land Tax Office was in the north-east of the Bank, but it was moved for the Deputy Accountants office. This office is situated in the south-west corner of the Bank, between the Reduced Annuities Office and the Dividend Pay Office.



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