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Reference number

SM (7) volume 60/33 (8) volume 75/75

Purpose

Design for the Discount Office with, at each end, a segmental clerestory window and an aisle screened by piers supporting a segmental arch and faced with pilasters, 16 November 1805 (2)

Aspect

7 Interior perspective looking north 8 Interior perspective looking west; and a rough (pencil) elevation of a skylight

Inscribed

7 View of the intended Discount Office 8 The Bank, A view of the intended Discount Office

Signed and dated

(7) Nov 16 / 1805 (8) Lincolns Inn Fields / Novr 16 1805

Hand

Soane office

Notes

Drawings 7 and 8 show segmental clerestory windows on both sides of the room. As in drawings 5 and 6, the ceiling and the pilasters organise the centre of the room into three parts. Incised line ornament frames the semicircular-headed arches (those on the west side are blind).

Level

Drawing

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