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Reference number

SM (10) 9/4/34 (11) 9/4/37

Purpose

Variant designs for the Printing Office Court and the directors' parlours, 1805 (2)

Aspect

10 Plan of the existing buildings and the proposed offices 11 Plan as in drawing 9 but with a variant design for the offices west of the Long Passage

Scale

(10-11) to a scale

Inscribed

10 The Bank of England 11 The Bank of England, Governor, Dep[ut]y Gov, Governors room, Secretary, (feint pencil) Mr Newland, Cashiers Office

Signed and dated

(10-11) L.I.F. 1805

Hand

Soane office

Notes

In the Spring of 1805 Soane proposed redesigning the long corridor (Long Passage) running north from the Pay Hall (3:10). Two alternative designs for the reconfigured offices are shown in drawings 10 and 11. Meanwhile, Soane was developing the plan for the remaining offices in the north-west extension, approved in May 1805. Drawings 10 and 11 probably date from early 1805.

Level

Drawing

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