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image SM (1) volume 75/33

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SM (1) volume 75/33


Preliminary design for the Cashier's Office, September 1799


1 Longitudinal section looking south; (pencil) elevation of the apsidal west end; and detail of a cornice


(96-97) bar scale


96 The Bank of England and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • (96) Sept 6 1799


Soane office


Drawing 1 shows the Cashier's Office in much the same plan as the executed version. In elevation the design varies. Drawing 1 shows the office with a segmental arched ceiling over the recess. The springing point of the arch is raised in the two rough elevations. The rough elevations also show paired doric columns in the recess.



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