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SM (13) volume 73/12 (14) volume 75/43


Working drawings, May 1803 (2)


13 Ground floor plan and feint pencil elevation 14 Section thru Accountants Office on the line GH of drawing 15


(13) to a scale (14) bar scale


13 (Soane) The Bank of England, Water pipe, I, Court, & leave flues, H, Court Closet for / windlass, Court, E, F, G, A, B, C, D, Casing against wall, Present window / in Deputy Governor and dimensions in pen and pencil 14 as above, The Bank of England

Signed and dated

  • (13) (Copy) / May 3rd 1803 (14) May 5 1803


Soane office and Soane


Drawings 13 and 14 are working drawings of the Accountants Office in plan and section, but the design is not as executed. Drawing 29 is a slightly altered copy of drawing 13, showing a north-west extension more closely resembling the final version. In drawing 29, an office was included to the east of the Waiting Room Court, re-locating the staircase to a semicircular Vestibule further south.



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