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Reference number

SM (2) volume 75/19 (3) 1/8/5

Purpose

Design for the Discount Office lobby with a coved ceiling, skylight, paired Ionic columns and a door on the north wall, 26 and 31 October 1805 (2)

Aspect

2 Plan with laid out wall elevations; rough elevation of a screen of Ionic supporting a lintel, and segmental arch spanning the width of the room; rough half-elevation of paired columns and swag ornament; rough (pencil) part-elevation of the paired columns and entablature; (pencil) part elevation of the coved ceiling; and rough part sections showing the springing point of the segmental arch 3 Interior perspective looking west

Scale

(2) bar scale

Inscribed

2 The Bank, Plan and Section of Lobby to Discount Office, plan and elevation labelled (Soane): Passage to the Secretary's Office / &c &c, Sky light, and dimensions given 3 Sketch of the Lobby to the Discount Office / at the Bank of England

Signed and dated

(2) L.I.F. / Oct: 26: 1805 (3) Lincolns Inn Fields Octr 31 1805

Hand

(2) Soane office and Soane (3) Soane office

Watermark

(2) 1804 (3) J Ruse 1804

Notes

The lobby to the Discount Office is entered from the Long Passage, shown on the left-hand side of drawing 2. The opposite end of the lobby has a window facing onto a small inner courtyard and two facing doors, the left of which leads into the Discount Office (the door on the right leads into the Branch Bank Offices). Paired twin Ionic columns form a square central bay with a raised coved ceiling. Drawing 2 has a lantern overhead.

Level

Drawing

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