(8-9) to a scale
8 plan of preliminary design labelled (Soane, red pen): Ad[ditiona]l Office (twice), officers, Bed, Secr[etary], Arcade, Barracks and plan of built works labelled: Princes Street (twice), The three per cent / Reduced, Armory, Cheque Office, Pay Office, Garden, Officers / Room, Bed / Room, Servants Room, Court, Passage, Clerk of / Commitee, Doorkeepers / Lobby, Waiting Room (three times), Strong / Room, Passage, Vestibule to Court and / Committee Room, Committee Room, Court Room, Lobby, Coffee / Room, Drawing Office, Discount Office, Court, Court, Passage from Princes Street to the / Different Offices, Vestibule, Passage, Chief Clerk, Inspectors Office, Accountants Office (twice), Deputy / Accountants / Room, Deputy / Accountants / Parlor, Deputy / Accountants Eating / Room, Accountants / Parlor, The Accountants / Eating Room, Accountants Court, Chief Cashiers / Room, Land Tax / Reduced / Office, Cashiers Office, Secretaries Office, Passage (twice), Lothbury Court, Porters / Lodge, Vestibule, Library, Court, The Three Per Cent Consols / Transfer Office, Interior Office, Bullion Court, Bullion Office, The three per cent Consols / Dividend Office, Bank Stock Office, Rotunda, Vestibule (twice), Strong Room, Court, Pay Hall, Passage (twice), Threadneedle Street, Bartholomew's Lane, Lothbury, The Bank of England / General Plan
9 No 3 Being the Plan finally / approved & to be / carried with immediate / execution, (different hand) In this design no alteration is / made in the the Court Room & the / Rooms connected therewith, plan labelled (pencil): Pay Hall, Bill Office, Rotunda, 4 per cent, 3 per cent, Bank Stock, Vestibule, Addl treasury, Registry --- (feint pencil), Treasury, Drawing Office / in the Acct / Department, Drawing Office / in the Department / of the Cashiers, Court Room, Committee Room, Land Tax Office, Committee / 4, Waiting / Room, Strong / Closet, Parlor / Doorkeeper, Waiting / Room (four times), Passage, Lobby, Discount Office, Coffee Room, Governor, Deputy / Governor, Secretary, Committee / 2, Committee / 3, Court, Discount / Office, Coffee Room, Bullion Court, Mr Newland, Mr (?Cretter) / Discount Cheque, Cashiers Office, Secretary, Cashiers, Acct / & / Deputy / Acct, Accountants Office, Vestibule, Journal & Ledger, Court
Signed and dated
- (9) Lincolns Inn Fields April 3d 1805
(8) Soane office and Soane (9) Soane office
After the Building Committee resolved not to move the Court and Committee Rooms, drawing 9 was presented by Soane with two other designs showing the proposed Barracks and a 'convenient location for Cash Book Offices' (Building Committee Minutes, 9 May 1805). Drawing 9 was approved. It shows a general layout of the Printing Office Court, as well as a preliminary design for the director's offices and the Long Passage (see separate schemes 3:10 and 3:13).
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