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image SM (9) volume 74/52

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SM (9) volume 74/52


Working drawing of final plan, 7 February 1799


9 The Plan of the Transfer Office / showing where the Sections are taken, related to the sections of drawings 10-16


bar scale


as above, The Bank of England, Section No 1, Section No 3, Section No 6, Section No 5, Section No 2, Section No 4, Section No 7, Lobby, dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • Lincolns Inn Fields Febry 7 1799


Soane office


The plan is close to those in drawings 1-2, except it has rectangular rather than semi-circular niches around the perimeter of the hall, these are for arched recesses along the walls.
The drawing shows the chimney flues in the four central piers, at the base of each would be a stove.



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