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Reference number

SM (6) volume 74/65 (7) volume 74/67 (8) volume 74/66

Purpose

Preliminary working drawings for the arches and piers, July-November 1798 (3)

Aspect

6 Longitudinal section and detail for (Bailey) Design for parts of the Consols Transfer Office, showing semicircular arch of end-bay clerestory lunette and half of trunk arch in central dome 7 Longitudinal Section of arches & piers in [half of the] Transfer Office, showing segmental arch of end-bay with semicircular arch of clerestory lunette above and half of central trunk arch 8 Diagonal section of side-aisle arch, close to drawing 16

Scale

(6-7) bar scale (8) to a scale

Inscribed

6 as above, 1½ Brick (twice) arch 3 bricks wide on the angles of the / groin wide plan / turned with 2nd maln (sic) stocks, part of Groin / known up abt 2 inches, (pencil) portland, cones (twice) and paving bricks, stone (three times), turned with paving bricks, level of Groined part when finished, stone springer (twice), solid sp[andrel] (twice), (Bailey) The Bank of England, dimensions given 7 as above, some dimensions given and (added later, red pen) 21:17 3 Sepr 1798 8 Transfer Office, dimensions given

Signed and dated

(6) L. I. F. Novr 22nd 1798 (7) Bank 28th July 1798 (8) Bank July 27th 1798

Hand

Soane office

Notes

Drawing 6 is very detailed showing the arches constructed of hollow-cone pots, paving bricks and Portland stone. Judging by the labelling and corresponding colour washes of drawing 7 it seems that red wash is employed to indicate bricks and yellow wash to indicate stone. Drawing 7 shows the arches supported by large stone piers with panelled pilasters.
Drawing 8 shows the chimney flue going through one of the four central piers supporting the dome. This was part of the heating system for the hall and there would have been an independent stove against the base of the pier.

Level

Drawing

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