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image SM (10) 11/6/1

Reference number

SM (10) 11/6/1

Purpose

Record drawing of the Rotunda and Four Per Cent Office with a design for an unbuilt transfer office to the south, 14 August 1805

Aspect

10 Elevation looking west, of Rotunda flanked by transfer office on either side, both designed as the Four Per Cent Office

Scale

to a scale

Inscribed

(Bailey) Section through the "Consols Dividend Office", "The Rotunda", The "4 £ per Cent Office" (as designed)

Signed and dated

August 14 1805

Hand

Soane office

Notes

Drawing 10 shows the Four Per Cent Office duplicated on the opposite side of the Rotunda. When this drawing was made, Robert Taylor's two transfer halls still occupied two of the offices adjoining the Rotunda; they were not rebuilt until 1817 and 1821 (scheme 5:1).

Level

Drawing

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