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image Image 1 for SM (35) volume 71/25 (36) volume 71/26
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Reference number

SM (35) volume 71/25 (36) volume 71/26

Purpose

Site progress drawings showing the demolition of Taylor's south or south-east Transfer Offices, c. April 1818 (2)

Aspect

35 Perspective showing three of Taylor's columns and part of three lanterns 36 Perspective showing part of an office with three lanterns and three columns (two with their shafts removed)

Inscribed

35-36 The Bank

Hand

Soane office

Notes

Drawings 35 and 36 show Taylor's old hall. Some of the old skylights are visible (which also appear on the plan, drawing 9). The progress drawings show the removal of Taylor's old columns - scaffolding appears to be supporting the roof. Drawing 36 also shows the exposed foundations (an arch to the right and an inverted arch on the left), suggesting that Soane excavated the foundations bit by bit.

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Drawing

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