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Reference number

SM (95) volume 73/14 (96) 9/4/35 (97) volume 73/63

Purpose

Designs for the floors above the Princes Street Vestibule, one copied 4 October 1803 (2)

Aspect

95 Plan of the second floor; (verso) rough pencil plan of offices 96 Plan of the third floor 97 Plan of the upper level of the Doric vestibule

Scale

(95-96) to a scale (97) bar scale

Inscribed

95 (Soane) window, The Upper part of Court / between Porters Lodge / & / the Vestibule, The upper part of / the / Vestibule, Paving Brick arch (pencil) Door, Qy --- (Arch?), taken (?) / arch (twice)(verso, Soane, pencil) Lobby, Disct Off / ---- --- (taken?), Imp--- 96 The Bank of England, Plan of the upper part, shewing / the flat Roofing &c., A. Opening seen from below, plan labelled (Soane): Court, door (twice), Stone Landing, Projection of Cornice, Court, blockg, Flat over Passage, Blocking, Flat over Recess / at the / end of Accts office, Blocking Cornice, Flat over / the / lower po-- (illegible) / of the / Vestibule, Qy large / window, door, Qy (twice), The upper part of the / Vestibule, A, Stone Landing, Court, door (twice) and dimensions given 97 Bank Vestibule, AA The water from this flat / to fall at B, C, on the flat D / & to be convey'd away by the pipe E / NB All the water that can be / convey'd into the (?)soil pipes / must be pipe, Query, lettered A to D, Stone Arch (twice), 9" (three times), higher part of flat, Pavd Brick Arch, See plan of Loggia, Paving brick area, 9" / Brick / walli, This recess / to (?)cut / deep as possible

Signed and dated

(96) (Copy) L.I.F. Octr 4: 1803 (97) Sepr 27: 1803

Hand

(95-96) Soane office and Soane (97) Soane

Notes

Drawing 95 shows the second storey of the Porter's Lodge. The small room at the top of the stairs contains a fireplace opposite a window overlooking the court below. There are no other rooms at this level, as the Porter's Lodge is surrounded by offices whose ceilings are two or three storey tall, the opening above a courtyard, or the flat roofs covering passages on the ground floor.

Drawing 96 shows the top floor of the building, level with the stone walkways behind the parapet of the screen wall. Doors lead from the stair out on to the stone landings overlooking Princes Street and the Waiting Room Court (shown in blue wash). The upper parts of the Doric Vestibule and Accountants Office are shown. An 'Opening seen from below' is above the domed interior of the Doric Vestibule.

Drawing 97 concerns the drainage of the flat roof over the recesses in the Doric Vestibule. The water collecting on the roof is directed to the courtyard. The drawing also shows the iron door at the entrance, with the inscription ordering the doorway to be as deep as possible.

Level

Drawing

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