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SM (102) volume 74/142


Working drawing for the later south Transfer Office, 1821


102 Plan and cross-section


bar scale


New Four Per Cent Office, The Bank of England and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 1821


Soane office


The plan at the bottom of drawing 102 shows a concern with the position of a door between the later south Transfer Office and the later south-east Transfer Office on the other side. The dimensions between an added line and a pier in the later south-east Transfer Office are clearly marked. The section above appears to be in line with (and to the same scale as) the plan, indicating that the door would be central to the east wall of the later south Transfer Office. Drawing 103 shows the proposed doorway in plan.



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