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Reference number

SM (36) 10/3/41 (37) 10/3/42

Purpose

Designs for passages on the east side of the Court, November 1797 (2)

Aspect

36 Section and plan showing the passages behind the colonnade and the rooms above 37 Section and plan as in drawing 65 but also showing an external elevation of the proposed library with a lantern (see library scheme) and a wider passage leading from the street

Scale

(36-37) bar scale

Inscribed

36 (Bailey) The Bank of England, Design for the East side of the Lothbury Court, Foot entrance from Lothbury 37 (Bailey) The Bank of England, Sketch of a Design for the East side of the Lothbury Court, Entrance from Lothbury to the Stock Offices &c

Signed and dated

(36) (Bailey) 1797 (37) Nov. 27. 1797

Hand

Soane office and Soane

Notes

Drawings 36 and 37 show a plan for the east side that corresponds with the design shown in drawings 27 and 32. The plan also show that a passage was intended to lead into the Court from a small door on Lothbury Street. This door shows up on elevations (added in pencil on drawing 48 in the Lothbury screen wall scheme) and it was probably executed.

Level

Drawing

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