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Reference number

SM (1) 9/3/9 (2) 9/3/7 (3) 9/3/11 (4) 9/3/6

Purpose

Survey and presentation drawings of the existing properties to the north-west of the Bank and presentation drawing for the Building Committee, one dated 1802 (4)

Aspect

1 Site plan showing the holdings to be purchased 2 Ground plan as in drawing 1, showing outline of the intended straight Princes Street 3 Ground plan showing the intended Princes Street and the outline of the Bank's screen wall, with some holdings labelled 4 Rough ground plan of the existing holdings to the north-west of the Bank

Scale

(1-4) bar scale

Inscribed

1 Plan labelled (approximately) as in drawing 2 2 St Margaret's Church, Part of the Bank of England, No 25 / Robt Harridon Esqr / Messrs Elliots lease / in 9 Years / Lady day with calculation 1801 and 9 / 1810 / Rent £140 pr annum, No 24, No 23 Warehouse / Samuel Hoare Esqr / Messrs Clive & Co Lease / 94 Years less 3 days / from 1795 / 1869 Rent Hoare £150 / Royal Excge £150 / I have laid out about 6 or 700 £, Grocers Co / Beadles house, No 22 / Bowerbank / Rent £34 / Lease expired / Michs 1805, The Crown / Public house / at will / Rent £50, No 21 / Tutin / Rent £44, No 20 / Rent £50 / Xmas 1814 / £650:0:0, No 19 / JR Anderson Esqr / Rent £44 / Lady day 1806 / Agreet for 7 / 1813 / £780:0:0, No 18 / Rent £42 / at will / Mr Williams, Meek / No 17 / Rent £44 / Lady day 1808, No 23 / Davies / Rent £54 / Mids 1816 / £974:0:0, No 22 / Clarkson / 1780 / 21 / Lady 1801 / £4 per annum / Rep £100 / at will, No 21 / Sharp / 1784 / Mich 22¼ / 1806 ¼ / 19 & 21 / £30, Blown (sic, Brown) / Repr £300 £16 Rent / 1745 / 61 / 1806, No 20, No 19 / Garsatt (sic, Garrett) / 1784 / 22¼ / 1806¼ / 21 & 19 £30 / £300 rep, Expires / Michs 1806, Drapers Court, No 18 / Mrs Lee / £25 / 1778 / 21 / 1799 / at will, No 17 / Leader / Rent £18 / Rep 100 / 1800 / 14 / 1814, Lothbury, No 16 / Jackson / Rent £18 / 1792 / 14 Mids 1806 / Rep £96, No 15 Lansum Xmas 1802 £200, No 15 / Lansum / Rent £18 / 1792 / 14 / Mid 1806, No 14 with Collingridge in pencil, No 13 / Hyde / Rent £42 / Yearly Tennant, No 12 / Greaves / Rent £33 / Lease expd / Xmas 1814 / £780:0:0, No 11 / Gleadhill / Rent £41, No 10 / Bottsaw / Rent £42 / Lease expd / 1808 / £150:0:0, No 9 / Mr Geo Smith, Court / to No 9, No 8 / Roberts / £40 Rent / Yearly Rent, No 7 / Yeather'd / £36 Rent / Lease expd / 1816 / with Augt 1807 in pencil, Burchalls / Warehouses / and house, Court No 9, No 9, No 6 / Kendall, (St Margarets'), Court to No 5, Read and Clements / No 4 No 3 / Sir Chars Mid, Court, Sir Chars Mid(Middleton) / Burchalls / Warehouse, Meeting house, Meeting house Court, with April 1807 in feint pencil, No 2 / Lappan / (St Olave old Jewry), No 1 / Bassatt, Warehouse / to / No 21, Court / Norris, Covered / Passage, No 30 / Ranson / Tobacconist, No 19 / Lancaster, Passage to / Meeting, Bowling / No 18, Dwelling / house / belonging to / the Meeting 3 Part of the Bank of England, Lothbury, (Soane) Govr. / Dep. / Mr Bosanquet / Mr Darell / In Rich. Neave, Mr Gov: spoke of / an Entrance from Princes Street / as a convenience, Jameson / agreed / Dec. 16 / 1802 / pulldown / as soon / as possible, No 14 / Secondaries / Office. / Xmas / 1805, 13 / Give notice / to quit / at Xmas / Dec. 16: 1802 / pull down as soon as possible, Greaves / 12 and Glendhill / at will, Give / notice / to quit / at Xmas / Decr 16 / 1802 / pull down / as soon / as possible, (pencil) Clarkson and feint pencil inscription 4 Plan of sundry Houses in Lothbury &c / purchased for the enlargement of the Site of the Bank, Part of the Bank of England, Lothbury, 22 / Rent £48 / Lease expirey / Mich. 1805 / Xmas 1802 / £150, Meldrum / 20 / Rent £50 / Lease Exp / Xmas 1814 / Ladyday 1803, Anderson / 19 / Rent £44 / Ladyday / 1813, Rent 44£ / 17 / Lease expires / Ladyday 1808, 23, Rent £54 / Lease Exp / Mid: 1816 / Quit at Mid: / 1803, 16 / 15 / Rent / £18 / Lease / expiry / Mich. / 1806 / Xmas 1802, 12, Greaves / Rent 33 / Lease exp / 1814 / Mich. 1803, Bottshaw / Rent / £60 / Lease Exp. / 1808 / Xmas 1802 and numbers 23 to 16

Signed and dated

(2) March 31st 1808 (3) Decr 16 1802

Medium and dimensions

[Unknown Value in Data]

Hand

Soane office and Soane

Watermark

(1) J Whatman 1794 (2) J Whatman 1804 (3) Hayes & Wise 1799

Notes

Drawings 1 to 4 trace the purchase of the properties for the north-west expansion. Drawing 1 is an early survey of all the holdings accompanied by the owner's name, type of lease, rent rate and expiration date of its lease. Drawing 2 is a copy of drawing 1 but executed between 1804 and 1808. It has the same inscriptions as drawing 1 but also has additional inscriptions indicating offers on six holdings. These six holdings, in addition to number 15 Lothbury Street, are shown again in drawing 4. Soane and the Bank directors refused to accomodate the occupants' 'exorbitant terms' (see SM 9/2/9, drawing 7 in 3:6) for quitting the premises and the Tivoli Corner was therefore not erected until 1807, after construction had begun on the rest of the screen wall (see scheme 3:5).

Soane's inscription to drawing 3 indicates that the drawing was shown to the Building Committee in December 1802. Significantly, the Governor, Job Mathew, recommended including an entrance on Princes Street. This entrance, with its Doric Vestibule and prominent axis through the buildings, was an integral feature of the new wing.

Level

Drawing

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