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image Image 1 for SM (98) volume 75/44 (99) volume 75/45
image Image 2 for SM (98) volume 75/44 (99) volume 75/45
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Reference number

SM (98) volume 75/44 (99) volume 75/45

Purpose

Working drawing for the court and offices just north of the Doric Vestibule, one copied 5 October 1803 (2)

Aspect

98 Section looking north 99 Section looking east through one of the small courts next Princes Street, the Porters Lodge, small court & Doric Vestibule

Scale

(98) bar scale (99) to a scale

Inscribed

98 The Bank of England, X Floor (three times), semicircle (twice), (Soane) Porters Lodge, Door into / Staircase, Recess end of Acct Office, Part of the Accountants Office, dimensions given, and feint pencil inscriptions 99 as above, The Bank of England, Court, Like the windows / in Barracks / Court, Floor of the / Porters Lodge, 9 floor (twice), A*, Court, set back 4½, Ro: Stone arch and dimensions given

Signed and dated

(98) (Copy) / Lincolns Inn Fields / Octr 5th 1803

Hand

(98) Soane office and Soane (99) Soane office

Notes

Drawing 98 shows the rooms to the north of the Doric Vestibule. Feint pencil inscriptions and alterations concern the windows of the Porter's Lodge and the external wall. Drawing 99 shows roughly the same rooms from the north, showing the semicircular lunette from the Accountant's Office.

'Ro: stone arch' is inscribed on drawing 99, suggesting that 'Ro arch', as inscribed in drawing 92, is a specification for a simple type of stone arch.

Level

Drawing

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