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Reference Number

SM (47) 1/6/27

Purpose

Alternative design for a pedimented attic, 30 January 1805

Aspect

47 Elevation; part-wall plan of the front; and plan of the attic

Scale

to a scale

Inscribed

The Bank of England, Sketch of a Design for part of the Attic. North West Corner, and dimensions given

Signed and dated

Bank / Jan: 30: 1805 and Jany 1805

Hand

Soane

Notes

The attic has two panels flanking a window on the lower stage, with the upper stage consisting of a pediment raised on a short ornamented pedestal with four shouldered pilasters. The ends of the attic are adorned with acroteria on panelled (or fluted) pilasters.

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