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Reference number

SM (4) 1/7/1 (5) 1/7/8 (6) 1/7/15

Purpose

Variant designs for the south entrance with twin Doric columns flanking the entry, 18 May 1805 (3)

Aspect

4 Elevation and section of the entrance porch 5 Elevation, section and wall plan of the entrance porch 6 Elevation and wall-plan of half of the entrance porch; rough elevation of a rusticated column; rough detail of cornice; (verso) rough detail of a cornice and rough (pencil) perspective

Scale

(4-5) bar scale (6) to a scale

Inscribed

4 The Bank of England, Design for the Entrance to the Barracks, (Soane) Qy June 18: 1805, eq[ua]l, equal and dimensions given, some in red pen 5 The Bank of England, Design for the Entrance to the Barracks 6 Gate, equal (twice) and dimensions given

Signed and dated

(4) May 18: 1805, May 1805 and, as above, 18 June 1805 (5) May 18: 1805 (6) May (before 20th) 1805 (verso) May 31 1805

Hand

(4, 6) Soane office and Soane (5) Soane office

Notes

Drawings 4 to 6 show the entrance framed by paired Doric columns supporting an entablature with two pyramids of cannon-balls. The bays flanking the porch are rusticated and have in each an alcove and a plinth faced with a sculpted lion mask, and bearing a pyramid of cannon-balls. The alcoves in drawing 4 contain crossed spears.

Drawing 4 has erasure marks indicating taller windows on the first floor.

Level

Drawing

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