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image SM (1) 10/1/46

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SM (1) 10/1/46


Design for the Princes Street entrance, 10 July 1790


1 Section, Plan and Elevation of the Entrance Gateway for the Center of the Circular Rustick Wall / in Princes Street


bar scale of 1/2 inch to 1 foot (approximately)


as above, Bank of England, 1¼ deal framed Bead & flush - to case both sides of this old Gate, Section with dimensions in pen and pencil (verso) Wall in Princes Street, July 10th 1790

Signed and dated

  • 10th July 1790

Medium and dimensions

Brown pen, pen and pencil on wove paper with three fold marks (515 x 610)


Soane office


On 7 May 1789, Soane proposed raising the kerb on Princes Street and installing new ironwork. The design for these works are shown in drawing 1.



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