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Reference number

SM (4) volume 74/107 (5) 1/2/1

Purpose

Survey drawings of Taylor's south-east Transfer Office, one dated 6 September 1817 (2)

Aspect

4-5 Plans

Scale

(4) bar scale

Inscribed

4 The Bank of England and Plan of the five per Cent office - 1817 - (now the 3 per Cent Reduced) 5 angle A, no, Thickness of wall / at recess, Battening / and plaster, Threadneedle Street, St Bartholomew's Lane and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

(4) 1817 (5) Surveyors Office Bank of England / September 6th 1817 / Walter Payne

Hand

(4) Soane office (5) Walter Payne (Clerk of Works 1789-1833)

Notes

Drawing 4 is a survey plan of Taylor's south-east Transfer Office, showing the sixteen wooden columns that were to be replaced by Soane's fire-proof stone piers.

Drawing 5 shows the external corner of Taylor's south-east Transfer Office. Detached columns can be seen on the exterior corner and the irregular shape of the exterior wall surface must have necessitated the measurements given on the drawing, marking the 'thickness of the wall at the recess'. However, the diagonal measurement across the interior angle and the inscription relating to plastering suggests that the focus of the survey was on the potential of the interior of the hall. The wall bordering Threadneedle Street was not straight (see the general plan) and this would have been a consideration for Soane when re-building of the interior.

Level

Drawing

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