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SM (35) volume 73/61


Working drawing for a vestibule with four columns in both the north and south recesses, 5 May 1803


35 Ground floor plan


to a scale


The Bank of England, Plan of the Vestibule next Princes Street and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • May 5 1803


Soane office


The plan is largely as built, aside from the small room to the south-east and the loggia design. The executed loggia did not have a screen of small columns, as shown, nor were the ends of it concavely curved as shown. The office to the south east of the Vestibule was expanded to the width of the Waiting Room Court.



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