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Reference number

SM (1) 2/1/1 (2) volume 75/49 (3) volume 75/48 (4) volume 75/50 (5) volume 75/51 (6) volume 75/59

Purpose

Working drawings and a record drawing for the Porter's Lodge, February-June 1796 (6)

Aspect

1 Plan of the one Pair Floor 2 Plan of the Ground Floor 3 Plan and Section of Basement 4 Plan of the one pair Floor 5 Plan of the Stone Landing and two pair storey 6 Plan and Sections of the Room over the Gateway in the new Lodge

Scale

(1) bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot (2-5) bar scale of 5/16 inch to 1 foot (6) bar scale of 1/3 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

1 as above, The Bank of England, plan labelled (Soane): The passage, door (twice), Center of Window, Table, cones and dimensions given 2 as above, The Bank of England and dimensions given 3 as above, The Bank of England and dimensions given 4 as above, (sheet trimmed) Bank of England and dimensions given 5 as above, The Bank of England and dimensions given 6 as above, The Bank of England, Section from A to B, A, B, Light (feint pencil) NB There is not room for shutters without / ---- (Shutter?) Boxes go forwards into the room

Signed and dated

(1) February 8th: 1796 (2) April 7th 179[6] (sheet trimmed) (3) WL (either William Leverton, fl. 1758-1849, builder and surveyor at Leverton and Moore on Gate Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, or William Lodder, pupil April 1789-unkown who worked principally on the bank) 179[6] (sheet trimmed), (4) June 29th 1796 (5) June 30th 1796 (6) Bank Nov 2 1796

Hand

(1) Soane office and Soane (2-4) Soane office - William Lodder or William Leverton (5-6) Soane office

Notes

The Porter's Lodge contained an apartment for the Doorkeeper and, in the east half, an office for Soane's Clerk of Works, Walter Payne. Walter Payne worked at the Bank from 1788 until his resignation in 1833 (shortly after Soane retired). Though drawings were executed at Soane's office in Lincoln's Inn Fields, Payne served as Soane's representative at the Bank. Payne worked for Soane on other projects, including Pitzhanger Manor.

Level

Drawing

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