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Reference number

SM (56) 10/8/14 (57) 10/8/13 (58) 10/8/15 (59) 10/8/9 (60) 10/8/8 (61) 10/8/16

Purpose

Working drawings for preliminary alternative designs of the stove, in Soane's hand, November 1799 (6)

Aspect

56 Plan (twice) and (Bailey) Sketch [Front and side elevations] of a Design for a Stove for the Consols Transfer Office, with domed cap, sinkings, beading and paterae 57 Sketch of a Design for a Stove / for the Consols Transfer Office, with pediment, antefix, sinkings and paterae, and rough elevation of pilaster 58 (Bailey) Sketch [front and side elevations] of a Design for a Stove for the Consols Transfer Office, with domed cap, sinkings, beading and lion masks, and rough plan and elevation of pilaster and cornice and (verso) side elevation and Plan for Design A of stove 59 Front and side elevations and plan of stove, with segmental-pedimented, domed cap and lion masks 60 Ends Elevation, Elevation / of the Front, Section and Plan of Stove for the new Consol Office, a more finished version of drawing 56 61 Front and side elevations, plan and section of (Bailey) Design for Stove for the Consols Transfer Office, a more finished version of drawing 55, and (verso, pencil) rough plan, section and elevation of stove with pediment

Scale

(56, 58-61) bar scale (57) to scale

Inscribed

56 as above, Design A, dimensions given 57 as above, The Bank of England, calculations and dimensions given 58 as above, The Bank of England, cor: full size, Qy wall or jam[b], (pencil) Design, calculation and dimensions given and (verso) as above, dimensions given 59 The Bank of England, a key of A B C E, A stands ¼ inch / behind B & B are both / on the same plane, B stands ½ inch / before C, A stands before / E ¼ inch, E stands before / C ¼, line of frieze, dimensions given 60 as above, Bank, cast iron rubbed, warm air, wro[ugh]t iron, descending flue, dimensions given 61 as above, (pencil) calculation given and (verso, pencil) query dimensions 3.2 ½ if right, (Bailey) The Bank of England

Signed and dated

(56) datable to 1799 (57) For Bank / Nov. 28. 99 (58) Nov: 27 1799 (59) datable to November 1799 (60) Novr 29 1799 (61) (Bailey) 1799

Hand

(56-61) Soane

Notes

The facts of the heating system for the Consols Transfer Office are difficult to ascertain. There may have been a firebox in the cellar below the hall producing warm air channeled into the stoves at the base of the piers above, as seen in the Bank Stock Office designs. The warm air would then leave the hall via the chimney flues in the piers. Additionally or alternatively, the stoves may also have been working fireplaces, holding a bed of hot coals in a raised grate.
The stoves as executed were of a much simpler design than these preliminary drawings. The presentation drawings 67-75 show a cylindrical structure with a flat top resting on a semicircular base, with sinkings diagonally around the stove and a rectangular vent.

Level

Drawing

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