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SM (5) volume 75/36


Design for the front lobby


5 Ground floor plan with laid out elevations


bar scale


The Bank of England, Plan and sections of Lobby to Court Room, Entrance to the / Court Room


Soane office


The lobby is the principal entrance to the more private offices in the Bank. It is located just north-west of the Pay Hall, leading from the Pay Hall (left-hand side of the drawing) to the Long Passage (right-hand side) and the Court Room. The rusticated lobby is open to the upper storey, with a balcony to the first floor and a circular lantern in the ceiling.



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