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Reference number

SM (9) volume 75/40 (10) volume 75/39 (11) 1/4/1

Purpose

Design and working drawings for the Rustic Lobby, one dated 21 November 1807 (2)

Aspect

9 Ground floor plan and three sections 10 Ground floor; three sections; plan of soffits; and detail of a cornice 11 Section of the upper storeys

Scale

(9-10) bar scale (11) to a scale

Inscribed

9 Plan & Sections of Rustic Lobby, Bank, lettered A to D, The Door AAAA 3'1"½ in / the rough Brickwork, Section AB, (Soane) Plan of Rustic Lobby and some dimensions given 10 The Bank of England, Sketches of design for the Rustic Lobby, lettered A to C and dimensions given, (pencil) Pannel to large Arch, Mr B, Mr Hu(?)se and calculations given 11 dimensions given

Signed and dated

(9) Novr 21st 1807

Hand

(9-10) Soane office and Soane (11) Soane office

Notes

The Rustic Lobby is located at the west end of the Directors' offices. It has shallow coffered barrel vaults to either side of the top-lit hall. The upper storey is surmounted by a circular glazed lantern on shallow pendentives. Soane's alterations to drawing 9 show a ledge below the clerestory windows supported on consoles and with coffered soffits. Another shelf surrounds the lantern. These are a recurring aspect of Soane's lanterns, providing just enough space for a window-washer (Yerbury and Steele, p. 12).

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Drawing

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