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Reference number

SM (104) volume 75/29 (105) volume 75/30

Purpose

Designs for the basement west of the Waiting Room Court, one dated May 1804 (2)

Aspect

104 Plan with laid out wall elevations 105 Plan with laid out wall sectional elevations

Scale

(104-105) bar scale

Inscribed

104 Plan of Groines (sic) West / of Colonade (sic) Court , The Bank of England, Floor, and dimensions given 105 Plan of the Basement Story / west side of the Collonade (sic) Court and dimensions given

Signed and dated

(104) March 26 1804 / Copy given to H- (sheet trimmed) (105) December 27 1804

Watermark

(104) 1802

Notes

From June to November 1804 Soane was searching for appropriate vaults beneath the Bank in which to store the bullion and boxes of bank notes, as the existing vaults were too damp (see drawings 26 to 28). Drawings 104 and 105 show the refit.

Level

Drawing

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