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image SM volume 45/16

Reference number

SM volume 45/16

Purpose

Site progress drawing of the new Treasury, 5 April 1815

Aspect

65 View of Attic base of column and wall joints for Part of the new Treasury / at the Bank under construction

Inscribed

as above

Signed and dated

April 5 1815

Hand

Soane office

Notes

The re-modelling of the new Treasury and passage within the original vestibule were under construction at the same time. There are not many progress 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.

The drawing shows the iron cramps used to permanently hold stones together in the same course in the construction of the walls.

Level

Drawing

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