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image SM (27) volume 73/47

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SM (27) volume 73/47


Design for the recess in the west end of the Accountants Office, 30 September 1803


27 Part-section looking north, showing the recess and the adjacent corridor; and pencil details


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Section labelled (Soane): Passage to the / Examiners / Office / &c, Qy, Recess at the end of / the Accountants Office / for the / Chief Clerk, Semicircle, Qy Arched over with Con[es], Paving / brick, Semicircle, Qy Pilaster, 13:6 / Sep 30 1803, Part of the Accountants Office

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  • L.I.F. / Sepr 30 1803


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The passage next to the Accountants Office leads to the Doric Vestibule. The floor of the passage is 1'6" below the floor of the Accountants Office because it is on the same level as the central hall of the Vestibule.



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