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image SM (6) 9/4/5

Reference number

SM (6) 9/4/5

Purpose

Design for the Four Per Cent Office

Aspect

6 Plan of the Consols Dividend Office

Scale

bar scale

Inscribed

as above, Part of the Consols Transfer Office, Rotunda, Chimney (three times) and dimensions given

Medium and dimensions

[Unknown Value in Data]

Hand

Soane office

Notes

The Four Per Cent Office was situated between the Rotunda and the Consols Transfer Office. Its design consisted of a central hall with four arms, the two longer arms having segmental vaulted sides. In its cruciform shape and central lantern design, the Office was the same as the Bank Stock Office. The dimensions of the halls are the same. The piers of the Four Per Cent Office, however, are T shaped measuring approximately 1½ by 3½ ft and the piers in the Bank Stock Office were 2 by 2 ft square. The ends of the hall varied as well as, according to drawing 6, the Four Per Cent Office contained chimney pieces in the segmental-vaulted arms.

Level

Drawing

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