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SM (6) volume 75/58


Design for the exterior of the Bullion Office, 9 June 1806


6 Elevation of the East side of the Bullion Office Court showing three semicircular-headed windows raised above a doorway flanked by Doric columns


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as above, The Bank of England, (capitals) Bullion Office

Signed and dated

  • Lincolns Inn Fields / June 9th 1806 / BJ Storace


B.J. Storace (pupil 1804-07)


The large arched windows of the Bullion Office are raised above the door, perhaps enabling security while optimising daylight into the office. The windows to the offices above are crowned with bracketed pediments. As ordered by the Building Commitee in February 1808, the first floor was occupied by the Wills and Powers Office and the Solicitor's Office. The wall of windows faced west on to the Bullion Court.

Literature: E. Hennessy, A Domestic history of the Bank of England, 1930 to 1960, 1992, p. 243.



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