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image Image 1 for SM (23) volume 71/38 (24) volume 71/39 (25) volume 47/11
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Reference number

SM (23) volume 71/38 (24) volume 71/39 (25) volume 47/11

Purpose

Two working drawings and one copy of a working drawing the later south or south-east Transfer Office, February - 27 April 1818 (3)

Aspect

23-24 Elevations of a side arch 25 Longitudinal section of the foundations

Inscribed

23 Elevation of Side of / the arch at the angle, Old Wall (three times), The Bank, (pencil) Filled / up and some dimensions given 24 £4 per Cent Office, Elevation of arch at the angle, The Bank and some dimensions given 25 Longitudinal Section of the new £4 p Cent Office shewing the old & new Brickwork / on the line [blank] in the preceding Plan, The Bank of England, and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

(23) Feb 1818 and March 17 (24) 17th March 1818_ (25) April 21st: 1818.

Hand

Soane office

Notes

Drawings 23 to 25 show parts of Taylor's foundations, probably in the south-east Transfer Office (given the early dates). The first two drawings seem to correspond to the side arches shown on the section (drawing 25). Drawing 23 bears a pencil inscription in the corner of the arch 'filled in', which suggests that Soane altered the foundation arches to provide the extra support of additional masonry.

Drawing 25 is a record (copy) drawing, made by a pupil in volume 47 (a sketchbook full of similar record drawings). The given dimensions correspond to the plans (drawings 18 to 21): the length of the hall measuring 64':2" (drawing 18). Three central piers and two against the walls at each end are also indicated in the earlier plans and in the plan beneath the section on drawing 25. The pier marked A corresponds to the section in drawing 27.

Level

Drawing

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