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Reference number

SM (8) 10/5/5 (9) 10/5/4 (10 10/5/2 (11) 10/5/1

Purpose

Working drawings for the library, part of the Consols Transfer Office and rooms between, two dated 15 January 1798 (4)

Aspect

8 Plan of the foundations 9 Plan of the basement (Soane) elevations of column bases above rows of vaults, elevation of staircase with columns at the top and arched entry beneath 10 Plan of the ground floor 11 Plan of the attic floor

Scale

(8, 11) bar scale (9-10) to a scale

Inscribed

8 Center Line of Cordore (sic, Corridor), Fa-e (Face) line of the wall in Lothbury above Plinth, dimensions given, (Bailey) The Bank, Plan of the Foundations of the Consols Library, Part of the Transfer Office &c 9 (Soane) Basement Story, instructions include: sunk 7 inches, Glazed door, Grading, floor, Corid. / with stone / floor, Apl 2nd 1799, April 2: 1798, April 2nd 1798, and dimensions given (verso) Basement / plan of / Library & Vestibule 10 (pencil) dimensions (Bailey) Plan of the Consols Library and part of the Transfer Office, The Bank 11 (Soane) Attic story, Skylight, Court (three times), Lead flat (three times), ----- (illegible) Sky light and dimensions given (verso) Plan of / Library &c / 15th Jany 1798

Signed and dated

(9) Jan 15. 1798 (11) Jan: 15: 1798

Hand

(8, 10) Soane office (9, 11) Soane and Soane office

Notes

Drawings 8 to 11 show the foundations and three floors of the library. A lantern above the attic storey extended the length of the building, over five bays. As shown in the transverse sections 4 to 6, the centre of the building served as an internal light well, with floor openings at each storey to permit light to the spaces below. A narrow circulation corridor encircled the railed openings. The plans in drawings 8 to 11 exhibit the lantern's great length. The plans also show the variations in supporting piers, with four piers of cruciform plan at the corners of the light well and eight T-shaped supports in the centre. The arms of the piers supported springing-points for the brick cross-vaults.

Level

Drawing

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