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Reference number

SM (13) volume 70/12 (14) volume 45/8 (15) volume 45/10 (16) volume 75/26 (17) volume 75/27

Purpose

Designs and working drawings for the new passage, datable to 1814-1815 (5)

Aspect

13 Longitudinal section of the passage, showing a series of bays including lantern dome and details of ball moulding and wavy incised pattern 14 (Bailey) Section of the Vestibule, adjoining the Rotunda. added to the / Treasury, showing rustication, Ionic capitals and umbrella-like fluting of pendentive dome and section of decorative moulding 15 Section of passage showing rusticated wall, door, soffit of coffered arch and details of a consol for the door and base of column 16 Transverse (Bailey) Section of the Passage leading from the Pay Hall Court, / in the Rotunda, showing two-storeys with lantern dome above oculus of pendentive dome 17 Longitudinal (Bailey) Section of part of the Passage leading from the Rotunda to the Pay Hall Court, showing fluted columns, series of doors, decorative panels and rustication

Scale

(13-15) to a scale (16-17) bar scale

Inscribed

13 dimensions given 14 as above, dimensions given 15 (pencil) entablature over column, dimensions given 16 as above, dimensions given 17 as above, (Bailey) The Bank of England

Signed and dated

  • (13) datable to late 1814 (14) 1815 (16) as designed 1815 (15, 17) datable to 1815

Hand

Soane office

Notes

The drawings show the general scheme of the new passage as a series of layered domes and arches. The walls were decorated with rustication, Ionic columns and a series of real and false doors. The decorative scheme is very close to that of the original vestibule.

To see views of the original vestibule altered by Soane in 1791 go to drawings 10-11 in sub-scheme 5. 'Alterations to the Rotunda vestibule, 1791' within phase 1. '1788-1792 ...' (SM volume 60/14 & 1/8/1).

Level

Drawing

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