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Reference number

SM (12) volume 73/71 (13) volume 73/72

Purpose

Variant designs for a vestibule with recesses level to the central bay, 2 April 1803 (2)

Aspect

12 Section looking east 13 Section looking north, showing the same design as drawing 12; rough pencil details and elevation

Scale

(12-13) bar scale

Inscribed

12 The Bank Vestibule next Princes Street, section labelled: Paving of Barrack Court and some dimensions given, (Soane, feint pencil) No steps use orig[inal]l --- (illegible), omit angle & put ante, Why is base / in (?)middle / ---- --- (illegible) 13 The Bank Vestibule next Princes Street, [top] of tooled Plinth, level of Drawing off[ice], 30: 5½ supposed height of Cornice of Barrack Court, some dimensions, (Soane, pencil) Qy, Qy Blocks and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

(12) April 2nd 1803 (13) April 2nd 1803

Hand

Soane office and Soane

Notes

Drawings 12 and 13 show the inclusion of a Doric order with a fluted upper 2/3, a feature that was kept in the remaining designs and for the executed building.

While working on the Doric Vestibule, Soane was also designing the adjacent Waiting Room Court and the Accountants Office (see other sub-schemes). The loggia to the Waiting Room Court is shown to the right on drawing 13. That design is a variant of the single-storey loggia.

Level

Drawing

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