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image SM (38) 9/3/20

Reference number

SM (38) 9/3/20

Purpose

Survey drawing of the existing site, for the construction of new offices, December 1797

Aspect

38 Site plan

Scale

bar scale

Inscribed

Bartholomew Lane, Lothbury, Unbuilt Ground, Site of Library, Site of Mr Edwards / and Mr Waltons apts, Accountants Drawing Office, Accountants Office, Bullion Court, Staircase, Old Library / Court, Passage, New Accountants Office for 1 & 2 £ notes / and / the Inspectors Office, New Accountants Office / for 1 & 2 £ notes, Interior of / Accountants / Office and dimensions given

Signed and dated

Bank Decbr 1797 / Copyd Jany 1803

Hand

Soane office

Notes

Drawing 38 shows the existing offices, before the demolition and construction for the north east extension. The survey was taken after the construction of the screen wall on Lothbury Street. It appears that Taylor's library has been removed.

Level

Drawing

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