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Reference number

SM (39) volume 74/129 (40) volume 74/111

Purpose

Design for the later south-east Transfer Office, one dated 21 May 1818 (2)

Aspect

39 Plan showing two sets of piers 40 Plan showing all of the piers

Inscribed

39 Plan of the Piers and Arches in / the 4 Pr Ct Office, Bank of England, The side arches alone were / turned when this plan / was taken, New / Pier-Brick, Old Wall, Stone Wall, Stone arch (three times), 23:7½ across and some dimensions given 40 Plan of the 3 per Cent Reduced annuities Office

Signed and dated

(39) May 21st. 1818 / H Burges

Hand

(39) H. Burges (pupil 1817-1820) (40) Soane office

Notes

Drawing 39 shows two sets of side-aisle piers and inner arches. The bottom left pier includes a circular recess for the chimney flue (see notes to drawing 16). The inscription referring to the 'new pier-brick' indicates that this was one of the alteration made to the foundations by Soane. Taylor's old foundation wall runs under the outer piers, represented in pale grey wash

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Drawing

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