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Reference number

SM (15) volume 73/121 (16) volume 73/24 (17) volume 73/23 (18) volume 75/65

Purpose

Preliminary designs for the north side of the Waiting Room Court, April 1803 (4)

Aspect

15 Section showing the north side of the Court and part of the adjacent offices; and rough elevations of the colonnade 16 Section showing the north side of the Court and part of the adjacent offices 17 Section showing the north side of the Court and part of the adjacent offices; and rough elevation of one of the niches 18 Section showing the north side of the Court and part of the adjacent offices

Scale

(15-18) bar scale

Inscribed

15 The Bank of England, section labelled (Soane): Bank Note Printing Office, Elevation, Cornice of Barrack, (pencil) Barrack Cornice, Present Drawg Office and some dimensions given in pen and pencil 16 section labelled (Soane) Accountants Office, (pencil) Bank Note Printing Office, Present Drawg Office 17 No 2 and dimension of balustrade given 18 The Bank, A Design for the North side of the "Waiting Room Court", Section on the line E. F., (Soane) Continue the pedestal / under the column / entablature, omit / the Baluster / May 1: 1803, Qy omit niches, Tops of / Blocking / of cheque / offices

Signed and dated

(15) April 28. 1803 (16) April 29. 1803 (17) L.I.F. / April 29: 1803 (18) April 30: 1803

Hand

Soane office and Soane

Notes

Drawings 15 to 18 show a preliminary design for the north side of the Waiting Room Court with a screen of ten small Ionic columns and a balustrade. This colonnade design corresponds with the plan in drawing 13. The drawings show rustication on the basement storey, as executed, as well as the two rusticated pedestals mounted on the basement piers, also as executed in the final design.

Drawings 16 to 18 show variations on a projecting attic feature. Drawings 17 and 18 show the same design as drawing 16 but with sections of solid wall on either side of the colonnade. Both sections of wall have a niche on the principal level and a square-headed niche on the basement level. In drawing 18, the balustrade is omitted and the niches cancelled, suggesting their removal.

Level

Drawing

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