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Reference number

SM (16) 11/5/6 (17) 11/5/7

Purpose

Record drawings of the Barracks as built, August and October 1805 (2)

Aspect

16 North elevation 17 South elevation

Scale

(16-17) bar scale

Inscribed

16 (Bailey) The Bank of England, Elevation of the Building designed for Barracks. 1805 17 (Bailey) The Bank of England, Elevation of the Building designed for the Soldiers Barrack. 1805

Signed and dated

(16) C. Malton / Oct 12th 1805 / Lincolns Inn Fields (17) Char Malton / Aug 17 1805

Hand

(16-17) Charles Malton (Soane pupil 1802-1809)

Watermark

(16-17) J Ruse 1800

Notes

The north elevation faced the small Soldiers Court (Barracks Court) leading to Lothbury Street. The south elevation faced the Printing House Court. The two elevations of the Barracks were not on axis. The north side of the building was narrower, with the Barracks Room projecting from the west side of the building (see SM 9/2/7, drawing 18 in 3:6, and SM 9/2/6, drawing 1 in 3:14)

Literature

A.T. Bolton, The Works of Sir John Soane, 1924, p.58.

Level

Drawing

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