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image SM (57) 11/1/6

Reference number

SM (57) 11/1/6

Purpose

Design for the semicircular vestibule leading from Lothbury Court to the Consols Transfer Office, August 1798

Aspect

57 Sectional elevation of the Side Door Circular Vestibule showing Section of Wall / to Center of Vestibule, half elevation of the / Center Door in Circular / Vestibule and (pencil) rough elevation of arched vestibule and central door

Scale

bar scale

Inscribed

as above, Brick Niche Head, Pilaster Capital, This Pediment / Concentric to the / Great arch, The Bed mould ornamented / in the Circular Part, (pencil) Brick Niche Head, Door, (verso) Height of Pilasters as they stand / with table of No 1 through 7 and dimensions, Width of Passage 5.9

Signed and dated

Bank 14 Augt 1798

Hand

Soane office

Notes

The semicircular vestibule served as an entrance to the new Consols Transfer Office. Robert Taylor's east wing had been accessed from either Bartholomew Lane or the Front Court and a new entrance from Lothbury Court would not only ease congestion but give Soane an opportunity to outdo his predecessor.

See SM 73/133, drawing 11 in 2:4, for a working drawing that could relate to the semicircular vestibule in Lothbury Court.

Level

Drawing

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