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Reference number

SM (29) volume 73/16 (30) volume 73/18 (31) volume 73/20 (32) volume 63/122

Purpose

Working drawings for the first phase of the north-west extension, two dated July 1803 (4)

Aspect

29 Ground floor plan and part-section of the Accountants Office 30 Ground floor plan showing (feint pencil) reflected ceiling plan of the Accountants Office 31 Ground floor plan 32 Ground floor plan

Scale

(29) bar scale (30-32) to a scale

Inscribed

29 The Bank, Office Floor corrected from the plan dated May 3d 1803, (Soane) Parlors / Lodge / & / Rooms over, The section / through court / marked A*, Windlass / for / shutting / door of entrance, Closet, this wall to be a / continuation of the / Wall of the Barrack / Court and dimensions given in pen and red pen 30 (Soane) leave a / flue, Porters Lodge / & / Rooms over, Court, Windlass / to / shut door / of Entce & / iron grat(e), Closet, Court, Waiting Rooms and dimensions given in pen and pencil

Signed and dated

(29) (Copy) Lincolns Inn Fields / July 11th 1803 (30) July 13 1803

Hand

(30, 32) Soane office (29, 31) Soane office and Soane

Notes

Drawing 29 is a copy of drawing 13 with slight alterations. As with drawings 30 to 32, it closely resembles the executed design in all areas except for the Waiting Room Court. The Court is shown with a colonnade and, in drawings 29 to 31, the south-west corner is rounded and includes a window. Sited between the old and new buildings, the Court's design had to reconcile the axis of the existing buildings with the juxtaposing aligment of the new wing (which are all squared with the new loggia).

A closet beside the Princes Street entrance contained a windlass for shutting the door. A windlass is a simple pully system for hoisting heavy objects. A rope is coiled around a cylinder mounted on a wooden frame, with a crank at one end for the winding and unwinding of the rope. The windlass usually occured on construction sites as an important machine for raising masonry and building materials (see SM 69/12 drawing 64 in 2:9) but it was also used, as shown in drawing 29, for sliding an iron door into place over the Princes Street entrance.

Literature

C. Woodward, Buildings in progress: Soane's views of construction, an exhibition catalogue for the Sir John Soane's Museum, 1995, p.10 (windlass) ? is this right ? and not one of the drawings catalogued here is reproduced on p.10 ?

Level

Drawing

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