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Reference number

SM (89) volume 60/158 (90) 10/3/54 (91) 10/3/56 (92) 10/3/4

Purpose

Record and working drawings for the west side, December 1799 and January 1800 (4)

Aspect

89 Perspective of the west side of the Court viewing the Residence Court beyond, showing four raised Corinthian columns in antis forming a screen in front of a large semicircular-headed arch between two storeys of blind windows; a stair enclosed by a low wall on a semicircular plan leads down to an entrance through the foundation wall supporting the 'portico'; above, the attic is surmounted by a partial balustrade; the western portion of the Porter's Lodge is shown with a semicircular-headed entrance below an oculus and a window on the floor above 90 Sectional elevation and two sections of the wall, showing a design similar to drawing 89 but with unfluted columns and antefixes added in pencil above the balustrade; (verso) rough pencil elevation of the west side of the Court, showing four columns raised on a free standing podium 91 Sectional elevation and two sections of the south side of the Residence Court and the dividing wall into Lothbury Court, showing alterations to the niche in the dividing wall 92 Ground floor and raised ground floor plans of the stair and entrance below four raised columns, (pencil) rough part-plan of the wall and blind windows showing a deeper pedestal and a plan of twin columns facing the Residence Court

Scale

(90-92) bar scale

Inscribed

89 The Bank 90 No 1, NB. All these dimensions may be taken from the / opposite side, B, C labelled with a note B.C. See No2 full size, The Bank, Elevation of the Screen Wall. West Side of the Lothbury Court, and some dimensions given 91 No 4, Brickwork (twice), Brickw:, Stone (twice), like the opposite window (four times), To be like the center / of the opposite window and some dimensions given 92 dimensions given in pen and pencil, (feint pencil) A (twice) and illegible inscription, (Bailey) Design for the East side of the Lothbury Court

Signed and dated

(89) Jany 1st 1800 (90) Decr 31st 1799 (91) L.I.F. Decr 18. 1799 (92) The Bank of England / Dec. 31: 1799

Hand

Soane office

Notes

In drawings 89 to 92 the western wall of the Court is designed to mirror the east side. The arch, columns and blind windows are replicas of their functional counterparts on the opposite side of the Court. The only difference (aside from their non-fuctionality) is that the stair does not lead up into the 'portico' but down to a doorway below. The wall serves as nothing more than a partition between the Residence Court and Lothbury Court.

Level

Drawing

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