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SM (2) 10/1/45


Design for the screen wall on Princes street, 30 October 1790


2 Elevation and Section of the Cornice and Pedestal / on a larger scale


bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot and bar scale of 1 inch to 1 foot


as above, Elevation of the Pedestal and the Cornice, to the Rusticated wall / (part erased) Street, level with the springing of the arches to the windows / in the One Pair. Barracks Building., The Bank of England (verso) Wall in Princes Street / Octr 30 1790

Signed and dated

  • 30 Octr 1790

Medium and dimensions

Pen and pink, yellow and grey washes on wove paper with three fold marks (505 x 610)


Soane office


The elevation shows the gate on the curving screen wall enclosing the vacant ground to the north-west of the Bank. The Barracks are located behind the wall to the right of the gate. The paired columns of Rober Taylor's screen wall can be seen to the right-hand side of the wall.

The elevation shows the parapet at the top of the wall, overlooking Princes Street.



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