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Reference number

SM (109) volume 74/140 (110) volume 74/139 (111) volume 74/141

Purpose

Design for the later south Transfer Office, 1821 (3)

Aspect

109 Longitudinal section 110-111 Plan and longitudinal section

Scale

(109-111) bar scale

Inscribed

109 Section through centre of New 4 Pr Cent Office, The Bank of England 110-111 Section on the line A.B., New 4 per Cent Office, The Bank of England, A and B

Signed and dated

(109, 111) 1821

Hand

Soane office

Notes

Drawing 109 shows a longitudinal section, through the end bays and central aisle. The drawing shows three springing points of fluted pier-arches and lunette windows above the arches. Some pencil additions to the left hand side show decorative mouldings in the arch's spandrels and a Greek-key pattern moulding between arch and lunette. Soane must have decided on the plan of three aisles and four central stone piers much earlier than 1821 (indeed, the model was the same for the later south-east Transfer Office, designed in 1818). The section itself was probably copied from an earlier drawing or reused in order to design the interior decoration.

Drawing 110 shows a similar aspect to drawing 109, though facing the opposite wall (the north wall, with door leading to Rotunda). The plan underneath the section shows the line (A-B) that the section is cut across. As shown on the general plan (see overall plan), the north-west corner of the later south Transfer Office was slightly cut across by a passageway into the Rotunda.

Drawing 111 appears to be a copy of drawing 110, again showing the section line on the plan below. Further detail has been added to the section in pencil, showing the position of the paneling (which was very similar to that used in the later south-east Transfer Office, drawing 85).

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Drawing

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