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image Image 1 for SM (90) volume 72/55 (91) volume 72/37
image Image 2 for SM (90) volume 72/55 (91) volume 72/37
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Reference number

SM (90) volume 72/55 (91) volume 72/37

Purpose

Working drawing and record drawing of the Waiting Room Court and Accountants Office, one dated October 1803 (2)

Aspect

90 Section looking west 91 Section looking west and (pencil) part elevation of the roof

Scale

(90-91) bar scale

Inscribed

90 (Soane) Floor of / Bank / note printing / office, one / pane, 3 panes, one / pane, Blockg, Floor and dimensions 91 some dimensions given

Signed and dated

(90) L.I.F. Octr 2d 1803

Hand

Soane office and Soane

Watermark

(90-91) J Whatman 1801

Notes

Drawings 90 and 91 show the structure of the roof over the Accountants Office. A thin segmental arched ceiling is suspended beneath a gable roof. Yerbury and Steele wrote in the 1930 publication The Old Bank of England that the 'segmental coffered ceiling of lath and plaster [was] suspended from massive queen-post roof trusses' (p.21). Drawings 71 and 72 show, in Soane's hand, the ceiling of the Accountants Office constructed of two courses of cones. According to the design, the ceiling could have been constructed of hollow cones and sheltered by the gable roof above. Soane had encountered problems weatherproofing his hollow cone ceilings (Bank Stock Office and Rotunda) and an additional roof would have been a good solution.

Level

Drawing

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