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Reference number

SM (16) volume 74/124 (17) volume 74/123

Purpose

Preliminary working drawings for the later south-east Transfer Office, 12 January 1818 (2)

Aspect

16 Plan for a pier (adjacent to the central aisle) 17 Plan for a pier (adjacent to the wall)

Scale

(16) Piers half the full size (17) half the full size

Inscribed

16 as above, 'Reduced Office' and The Bank of England 17 as above, 'Reduced Office', Piers next the walls, The Bank of England, Rough wall and finish

Signed and dated

(16-17) 12 January 1818

Hand

Soane office

Notes

Drawing 16 shows an early drawing for the piers in the later south-east Transfer Office. The plan shows a chimney flue that runs up through the centre of the pier, for the purpose of heating the room. These flues can also be seen on drawing 40 (flues through two of the central piers). Soane used a similar arrangement in the Bank Stock Office drawing 8 q.v..

Level

Drawing

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