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Reference number

SM (103) volume 74/135 (104) volume 74/112

Purpose

Working drawings for the later south Transfer Office, c.1821 (2)

Aspect

103 Plan showing the position of the counters and desks and intended doorways 104 Variant plan showing the position of the desks and intended doorways

Scale

(103-104) bar scale

Inscribed

103 Plan of the New 4 pr Cent Office, The Bank of England, new 3½ per cent, Entrance door from / the Rotunda, Reduced Office, Hot Air / stove (twice) and some dimensions given 104 Plan of the New 4 per Cent office, The Bank of England, Stove (twice) and some dimensions given

Hand

Soane office

Notes

The two plans above show experimentation with whether or not to keep the door of communication between the later south-east Transfer Office and the later south Transfer Office open (and therefore whether a gap in the desk-length was required as a result). Both drawings correspond to drawing 102, showing measurements for a doorway in plan and section. The doorway which led to the Rotunda remains in the centre of the north wall in both plans.

Drawings 103 to 104 are very similar to drawing 86 (showing the later south-east Transfer Office with desks) and may have been made by the same pupil and at the same time to investigate the communication between the two offices at a late stage of construction.

Level

Drawing

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