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Reference number

SM (16) volume 72/59 (17) volume 72/60 (18) volume 75/42

Purpose

Working drawings for the north and south interior elevations, July 1803 (3)

Aspect

16 Longitudinal section looking north 17 Longitudinal section looking south 18 Longitudinal section looking north

Scale

(16-18) bar scale

Inscribed

16 The Bank, Section through the Accountants Office, one of the small courts / next Princes Street, shewing the front wall of enclosure &c &c, Front wall, The Floor of Porter's Lodge, One Pr (pair) floor Port[er], Chamber Floor of Porter, Recess for the Chief Clerk, and also labelled (sheet trimmed) BB / Front Sect[ion of] / Bond Ston[es placed] / over the Ston[e architrave] / (in the Centr[e of each] / Window) w[ith a] / Strong cra[mp of] / Iron to P[revent the] / Stone arch[itrave from] / sinking in [the] / middle and dimensions given 17 dimensions given 18 The Bank of England, Section through the Accountants Office, one of the small Courts / next Princes Street, shewing the front Wall of enclosure &c &c, (sheet trimmed) Porter's / [Lo]dge, [one pai]r fl[oor]:, Por, [Chamb]er Flo[or]:, Porter, 4:1½ / Passage, Recess for Chief / Clerk, Plaister / Stone, Qy Semi, B (twice), B.B., Front Section / of / Bond stones / placed over / the stone arch[itrave]: / (thru the center / of each window) / with a strong / cramp of iron / to prevent the / stone arch: / from sinking / in the middle

Signed and dated

(16) July 19th 18- (sheet trimmed) (17) Lincolns Inn Fields / July 22nd 1803 (18) Lincolns Inn Fields / July 19 1803

Hand

(16-17) Soane office (18) Soane office and Soane

Watermark

(16-18) I Taylor 1801

Notes

Drawings 16 to 18 show the north and south walls of the Accountants Office. The design features five tall semicircular-headed windows on the north-facing wall and two levels of windows on the south-facing wall. Drawing 17 shows the south wall, consisting of three semicircular-headed windows in the centre of the elevation surmounted by five semicircular-headed windows above. Pencil alterations in drawing 17 show rectangular windows on the ground level.

Drawings 16 and 18 are working drawings showing the same design. The west end has been cancelled in drawing 18, possibly suggesting it as a design for the opposite elevation. The notes on drawings 16 and 18 describe a method for reinforcing the long stone architrave. Above the architrave, aligned with the centre of each window, Soane suggests placing a bond stone. The stone would be fixed to the architrave with iron clamps.

Level

Drawing

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