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Reference number

SM (1) 10/7/13 (2) 10/7/17

Purpose

Surveys of the existing Front Court with a preliminary design for a vestibule, 26 April 1799 (2)

Aspect

1 Plan of the Front / Court 2 Plan of the Entrance to the Bank / next Threadneedle Street

Scale

(1-2) bar scale

Inscribed

1 as above, Dividend Warrant Office, The Garden Court, The Pay Hall, The Vestibule and some dimensions given 2 as above, The Dividend Warrant / Office, The Garden Court, The Pay Hall, The Vestibule, Mr Newlands / Apartments, Mr Billings's / Apartments and dimensions given

Signed and dated

(1) Bank Apl 26th 1799 (2) Bank April 26th1799

Hand

(1) Soane office and Soane (2) Soane office

Notes

Drawing 1 has additions in feint pencil for a rotunda-shaped room in the middle of the court. This design is a variation on the design proposed by Soane to the Building Committee in 1801 (see drawing 3).

Level

Drawing

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