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Reference number

SM (25) volume 75/10 (26) volume 75/11 (27) volume 75/12 (28) volume 75/18

Purpose

Designs and record drawing for the ornament in the Discount Office (4)

Aspect

25 Plan of the Discount Office with the recess and / passage adjoining shewing the ceiling; and details of mouldings 26 Details of mouldings 27 Details of mouldings 28 Details of mouldings

Scale

(25-26) bar scale and full size (27) full size and ¼ full size (28) full size

Inscribed

25 as above, The Bank, Discount Office, lettered A to D (multiple times), Beads round arched recess, B / Cornice to the office, C / Cornice to Pannel, A / Cornice to Recess, D / Cornice to Pannel, Dado full size, 4:0 26 The Bank, Discount Office, lettered A to E, Fret (full size), Section of fret (full size) AB, Section of mouldings round pannel CD / (full size), Pannel over chimney, Plan of fret in segment arch and some dimensions given 27 The Bank, Discount Office, Moldings of upper part of Dome (full size), Moldings of lower part of Dome (full size), Ornament for the Impost (full size), Chimney Jamb ¼ full size 28 The Bank of England

Signed and dated

(25-27) 1806

Hand

Soane office

Watermark

(28) J Ruse 1805

Notes

Drawings 26 and 28 have sections of the incised fret moulding, showing the lines of the fret as approximately 3/4 inch (13/16 inch) in both width and depth.

A floral wavescroll ornament, in drawing 27 and 28, decorated the impost of the barrel vaults in the north and south arms of the office. Also included in drawing 27 is the moulding for the small dome recess in the ceiling of the central space. As in drawings 20 to 24, the inside of the dome was decorated with a rosette. The chimney jamb moulding is also included in drawing 27.

Level

Drawing

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