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Reference number

SM (5) volume 72/3 (6) volume 72/4

Purpose

Design for the Princes Street screen wall with two blind porticos and a pedimented entrance, one dated 25 June 1803 (2)

Aspect

5 Elevation next Princes Street 6 Elevation next Princes Street; rough (pencil) part-elevations of the entrance

Scale

(5-6) bar scale

Inscribed

5 as above, The Bank 6 as above, The Bank of England

Signed and dated

(6) Lincolns Inn Fields June 25th 1803 and (pencil) Feb. 8. 1804

Hand

(5) Soane office (6) Soane office and Soane

Watermark

(5-6) J Whatman 1801

Notes

Drawings 5 and 6 are, aside from the balustrade, the same design. The entrance is the same as that shown in drawing 3. The elevations in drawings 5 and 6 show only a part of the screen wall. A wall with banded rustication is raised on a socle and surmounted by a balustrade. At both ends are blind porticos of two columns in antis surmounted by attic plinths supporting segmental acroteria. The wall is faced with blind Tivoli windows and rectangular panels.

The rough part-elevation on drawing 6 shows a design for the north-west corner, dated 8 February 1804, consisting of a triumphal arch design with an attic pedestal fronted by five semicircular-headed arches and surmounted by a segmental-pedimented domedl cap. The design corresponds to other drawings for the north-west corner from February 1804, such as SM volume 72/1, drawing 7 in scheme 3:5.

Level

Drawing

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