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Reference number

SM (72) 12/3/3 (73) 12/3/2

Purpose

Record drawings of Lothbury Court and adjoining corridors and interiors, September and October 1799 (2)

Aspect

72 West sectional elevation of the east side of Lothbury Court and the arched corridor leading to the Bullion Court 73 North sectional elevation of the south side of Lothbury Court and adjoining interiors and Residential Residence Court, showing the variations in ground level, the basement and interior staircases of the east side and, on the right-hand side of to the right of the drawing, an ionic portico facing west into the Residence Court

Scale

(72-73) bar scale

Inscribed

72 (Bailey) A Design for the East side of the "Lothbury Court" showing the archway communicating with the "Bullion Court" Bank of England 73 (Bailey) A Design for the south side of the "Lothbury Court" &c _ Bank of England

Signed and dated

(72) Sepr 20th 1799 (73) Octr 2d 1799

Hand

Soane office

Notes

The elevation in drawing 72 shows the east side of Lothbury Court as executed, except for a few details such as the urns which would be added to the plinths on the roofline. The stair was also broadened to extend the width of the wall. The south side of Lothbury Court shown in drawing 73 is largely as built except for ornamentation and the arrangement of the attic. The attic of the executed version had an additional panel over the centre, with each pilaster capped by an antefix. The scrolled acroterion shown in drawing 73 was also not a part of the finished design.

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Drawing

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