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SM (13) volume 73/123 (14) volume 73/109

Purpose

Design for a four-columned triumphal arch, introducing an intermediate upper storey, February 1803 (2)

Aspect

13 Cross section; attic plan; plan showing half-ground floor plan and half-plan of intermediate storey 14 Longitudinal section; part-ground floor plan; and rough (pencil) elevation of a semicircular-headed window

Scale

(13) bar scale (14) to a scale

Inscribed

13 The Bank, Plan of the Attic, Section on the line AB, Ground plan and dimensions given 14 Dimensions given

Signed and dated

(13) Lincolns Inn Fields / Feby 12 1803

Hand

(13) Soane office (14) Soane office and Soane

Notes

The cross section in drawing 13 includes the amendments made to drawing 12 for grooves in the soffit of the central arch and enlarged openings at both sides of the attic pedestal. A rectangular void between the two storeys is also included, as added in pencil to drawing 12. Drawings 13 and 14 have imposts to arches fronting the internal doors on the ground floor.

In drawing 13, the upper right-hand plan shows the newly introduced intermediate storey of the building and the lower right-hand plan shows the ground floor. The left-hand plan shows the attic. Small apsidal chambers in the upper storey contain semicircular-headed windows facing south-east, away from the street. When this drawing was made, the buildings in the north-west had not yet been designed, allowing for the possibility of a courtyard behind the screen wall.

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