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SM (53) volume 73/51


Survey of the Accountants Office


53 Ground floor plan of the Accountants Office; (verso) survey plan of the Waiting Room Court and loggia


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Soane office


Drawing 53 recto gives the plan of the Accountants Office as built.

The south and north walls each had five semicircular windows, with two blind windows on the south side. The recess at the west end of the office was occupied by the Chief Clerk. A door at the east end of the room led to the Bill Office.



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