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SM (64) 10/3/46


Design for attic on the east side of Lothbury Court, dated 1799


64 Plan and elevation of a recessed attic


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(Bailey) The Bank of England, Design for the Attic._ East side of the Lothbury Court. (verso) feint pencil note concerning No 13 Kings Arms Yard (see Notes below)

Signed and dated

  • (Bailey) 1799


Soane office


The note on the verso referring to Kings Arms Yard EC3, probably concerns Thomas Amyand who lived at this address. In 1799 Soane was involved with Amyand's surrender of his previous house at No.7 Austin Friars for the Commercial Commissioner. The note could have been a message concerning this business. Soane also worked on two houses at Kings Arms Yard, though the dates conflict with the presumed date of this drawing. Thomas Amyand employed Soane for repairs and decorations of his house, No.7 Kings Arms Yard, between July and September 1797. Soane also conducted work at a different house in Kings Arms Yard in 1794.



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