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Reference number

SM (58) volume 75/20 (59) volume 75/24 (60) volume 75/25 (61) volume 45/25 (62) volume 45/24 (63) 11/1/14 (64) 11/1/13

Purpose

Designs for the new Treasury, datable to 1815 (5)

Aspect

58 Plan of the New Treasury, showing central pendentive domed bay with four columns and coffered arch leading into rectangular end bay 59 Transverse Section through the New Treasury, showing two-storeys with pendentive dome and lantern above 60 Section of Part of the Treasury, showing coffered arch, rusticated wall and door with cornice and consols, on the line B C of drawing 57 61 Elevation showing a door case, probably in the New Treasury 62 Rough detail 63 (Bailey) Design for Doorway in New Treasury, showing elevation of door with acanthus motif and section of door head and consol 64 (Bailey) Design for Door head in the New Treasury, showing acanthus motif

Scale

(58-60, 63) bar scale (64) to a scale

Inscribed

58 as above, The Bank of England, a key of A B C D E, dimensions given 59 as above, The Bank of England, (pencil) calculations given 60 as above, The Bank of England, dimensions given 61-62 some dimensions given 63 as above, (Bailey) The Bank, some dimensions given 64 as above, Centre, (Payne) To be returned / W Payne

Signed and dated

(58-62) datable to 1815 (63) (Bailey) 1815 (64) (Payne) Bank 17 May 1815

Hand

(58-63) Soane office (64) Walter Payne (Clerk of Works)

Watermark

(63) 1820 (64) 1810

Notes

The new Treasury was built within the larger walled-off northern portion of the original vestibule. It was sealed off from the east wing and made part of the Bank's private banking functions. There are not many design drawings for the extension of the Treasury because all that was required was the construction of a new wall. The design scheme of the original vestibule modified by Soane in 1791 was retained, including the lantern dome.

Drawing 63 is dated 1815, however, the watermark date of the paper is 1820, which suggests the drawing was drawn at a later date either as a record drawing or as a drawing exercise in elevations and sections by a pupil, both of which would probably have been copied from an earlier working or design drawing.

To see views of the original vestibule, now part of the Treasury, go to drawings 2-3 and 6 in sub-scheme 5. 'Alterations to the Rotunda vestibule' under phase 1. 1788-92 ... (SM volume 75/21-23).

Level

Drawing

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