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image SM (4) volume 75/72

Reference number

SM (4) volume 75/72

Purpose

Design for the east side of the Discount Office with three clerestory windows and an entrance aisle screened by piers supporting a segmental arch, 2 November 1805

Aspect

4 Interior perspective looking east

Inscribed

A view of the intended Discount Office, Bank

Signed and dated

Nov 2 1 (sheet trimmed) / 1805

Hand

Soane office

Notes

An earlier design for the Discount Office, the room is shown as an open rectangular space with an aisle behind piers. These two piers support two semicircular arches and an elongated segmental arch in the middle. The arched window on the left-hand side of the drawing faces a small courtyard built at the same time as the new office. The clerestory windows on the east wall are shown as conventional nine-paned square windows.

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Drawing

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