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image Image 1 for SM (105) volume 74/125 (106) volume 74/144
image Image 2 for SM (105) volume 74/125 (106) volume 74/144
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Reference number

SM (105) volume 74/125 (106) volume 74/144

Purpose

Working drawings, one dated 1820 and one dated 14 February 1824 (2)

Aspect

105-106 Plans for piers

Scale

(105) _Full Size (106) bar scale

Inscribed

105 Plan of one of the Piers in the "Reduced Office", The Bank of England 106 Plan of one of the Piers of the / New Four per Cent office, Bank of England, Piers (at large) of New Office and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

(105) 1820 (106) 14th Feby 1824_

Hand

Soane office

Notes

The two piers shown in drawings 105 and 106 (the former showing the pier adjacent to the wall, the latter the pier and inner arch next to the central aisle), are each shown in detail with fluted edges. Drawing 85 shows this effect in perspective. Lines around edge of grey washed area of drawing 106 indicate a stepped base (which can also be seen on drawing 85). Drawing 106 is dated after the construction of the later south Transfer Office and was probably a copy of an earlier drawing made around 1820 along with drawing 105.

Soane was motivated to reconstruct Taylor's office and replace wooden columns with stone piers not only because it would be more structurally sound, but also because the heavy material used would be more fireproof and could support a larger domed skylight.

Level

Drawing

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