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image SM (11) volume 73/133

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SM (11) volume 73/133


Working drawing for the mouldings in the semicircular vestibule, copied 10 March 1798


11 Full size details of the Door Architrave & Cornice / of / Doors &c to Semi Circular Vestibule


as above, Copy, Cornice of Side Doors / of Semi Circular Vestibule / and between the Doors, Cornice of Center Door / of Semi Circular, Soffete (sic) between Doors / Architrave Common / to the 3 Doors and (red pencil) Architrave, Frieze, Soffet (sic) and (pencil) Lock Draw (illegible) Hall (verso) Cornice of Doors / in the Circular Vestibule

Signed and dated

  • Bank 10th March 1798


Soane office


This drawing could relate to the entrance vestibule beside the transfer offices, or to the semicircular vestibule on the east side of Lothbury Court. See SM 11/1/6, drawing 57 in scheme 2:7, for a working drawing of the vestibule.



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