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Reference number

SM (92) volume 72/38 (93) volume 72/39 (94) volume 75/41

Purpose

Variant designs for the offices facing the Printing Office Court, July 1803 and modified 2 October 1803 (3)

Aspect

92 Section through the Printing Office Court showing alterations to the attic and north elevation; and details of attic and Accountants Office wall 93 Section as in drawing 92 (including the alterations to drawing 92) 94 Section through 'Printing Office Court' looking South

Scale

(92-94) bar scale

Inscribed

92 The Bank, Elevation of the Accountants Office &c, Lead flat, Gaug'd arch, stone (twice), Ro arch, Lead flat, floor (three times) and dimensions given 94 as above, (a Design), Bank

Signed and dated

(92) (Copy) / Lincolns Inn Fields July 14 1803 / Revised Oct 2 1803 (94) Nov 27th (sheet trimmed, 1803?)

Hand

(92) Soane and Soane office (93-94) Soane office

Watermark

(92) I Taylor 1801 (93) J Whatman 1801 (94) J Whatman 1801

Notes

Drawing 92 appears to be made originally as a working drawing for the construction of the north elevation. It has been reused in October 1803 to show a rough preliminary design of the attic. The attic, in Soane's hand, consists of short fluted pilasters between windows. Roundels also are included in feint pencil between the windows and the attic is altered to include a rampart walk with a door to the Porter's Lodge. The ornamentation and the new attic design are shown in final draft form in drawing 93. Drawing 94 is an alternative design for the elevation omitting attic ornament and roundels.

An inscription on drawing 92 orders a 'Ro. arch' for the segmental-headed arches in the basement. This inscription is intended to differentiate that arch from the gauged arch framing the windows of the Accountants Office. A gauged arch has rubbed bricks as voussoirs. The inscription 'Ro: stone arch' in drawing 99 suggests that these basement arches were made of stone.

Level

Drawing

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