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Reference number

SM (39) volume 73/81 (40) volume 73/82

Purpose

Designs for the Doric Vestibule showing a rampart walk and a higher screen wall, 6 and 10 May 1803 (2)

Aspect

39 Section looking north showing alternative roof; rough pencil details and elevations 40 Section looking north showing alternative roof; detail of the masonry courses for the dome; pencil detail of rosettes; and part elevation of rampart walk

Scale

(39-40) bar scale

Inscribed

39 The Bank Vestibule next Princes Street, Section, Top of Plinth, Section and dimensions given 40 Top of plinth, pla[ster?], plate, (?) Jambe, Opposite the / Near window, Qy springing in angles / of Vestibule

Signed and dated

(39) May 6 1803

Hand

Soane office and Soane

Watermark

(40) I Taylor 1801

Notes

Pencil alterations to drawing 39 show a variant ceiling design. The roof has also been significantly altered to include a higher screen wall and an enclosed rampart walk.

Level

Drawing

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