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SM (100) volume 71/47


Site record drawing of the later south Transfer Office, 23 November 1821


100 Perspective showing inverted foundation arches

Signed and dated

  • 23rd Novr:1821.


Soane office


Soane had already excavated and strengthened the foundations of the later south-east Transfer Office in 1817-1818. The 1821 date of drawing 100 indicates that the perspective must show the later south Transfer Office's foundation arches.

Drawing 100 corresponds to some of the foundations shown in the progress drawings 93 to 94 and the designs shown on drawings 95 to 99.



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