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Reference number

SM (51) volume 73/119 (52) volume 73/21

Purpose

Working drawings for the screen wall, one dated 3 May 1797 (2)

Aspect

51 Elevation and plan of the screen wall; rough (pencil) part-elevation of door pediment; rough (pencil) detail of an entablature; (verso) plan of the gate 52 Plan of the rampart walk at the north-west corner; and plan of the rampart walk at the Porter's Lodge

Scale

(51-52) bar scale

Inscribed

51 level of paving, calculations and (Soane) dimensions given 52 2':3", (pencil) 8 in, 6 in

Signed and dated

(51) John Soane Arch / Bank of England / May 3rd 1797

Hand

Soane office and Soane

Notes

Drawings 51 and 52 show the north-west part of the wall in plan. Drawing 51 is a plan of the upper level, showing the rampart walk. As in drawings 22 and 23, the rampart walk is partly covered behind the high attic of the entrance gate, and has arched doors leading in and out of these sheltered sections.

The addtions to drawing 51 in pen were probably made in early to mid 1803, when the screen wall was extended to enclose the north-west corner and blind windows were added to the façade.

Level

Drawing

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