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Reference number

SM (54) volume 74/72 (55) volume 74/76

Purpose

Working drawings for three-storey hall, with cellar, ground floor and attic, one dated 15 November 1799 (2)

Aspect

54 The / Elevation of the new Transfer Office 55 Transverse section, with the new Accountants Office below in the cellar

Scale

(54-55) scale bar

Inscribed

54 as above, dimensions given 55 The new Accountants Office floor is 1'4" below the / floor of the 4 & 5 pr cent office and the new Transfer Office, (Bailey) The Bank, dimensions given

Signed and dated

(54) Bank Novr 15th 1799 (55) datable to 1799

Hand

Soane office

Notes

The new Accountants' Offices were not designed until between 1802 and 1806, and so they are not fully drawn out though the space which they were to occupy (in the cellar) is indicated. Fortunately for the accountants, this was not carried out and their office, later known as the £5 Note Office and then the Public Drawing Hall was actually built between the Governor's Court and the Printing House Court during the north-west extension.

The cellar was most probably used for storage; doors are indicated in drawing 5. As in the Bank Stock Office, there may also have been a firebox in the cellar to heat the stoves in the hall above.

The drawings also show the addition of an attic-storey to the Consols Transfer Office with a balustrade to hide the lantern.

Level

Drawing

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