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SM (7) volume 75/52 (8) volume 75/53


Record drawings of the Porter's Lodge, 1796 (2)


7 Two sections from the west, showing the stair and the rooms above the gateway 8 Section from the east showing the exterior wall of the Porter's Lodge and part of the screen wall


(7-8) bar scale of 1/3 inch to 1 foot (approximately)


7 Section on the line AB to Plan of Building, Section on the line CD to Plan of ground Floor, The Bank of England and dimensions given 8 dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • datable to 1796


Soane office


Drawings 52 and 53 show the Porter's Lodge as attached to the Lothbury screen wall.

Drawing 52 has two sections of the Porter's Lodge, through the centre (right-hand side of drawing) and through the western part of the building (left-hand side). Drawing 2 shows the section lines in plan.

Drawing 53 is an elevation of the buildings, with a section of the wall. The screen wall is apparently already built, as the final design is included in the drawing. The screen wall has a parapet with a rampart walk behind, and a door into the Porter's Lodge. The scrolled acroterion ornament is shown in side elevation.



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