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Reference number

SM (10) 9/4/6 (11) 9/4/7 (12) 10/7/16 (13) 10/7/15

Purpose

Two presentation drawings, a survey and a variant plan for altering the Front Court and entrance building, December 1806 and January 1807 (4)

Aspect

10 Plan shewing the proposed alterations in the principal entrances / and in the buildings in the east wing 11 Plan shewing the proposed alterations in the principal entrances and / in the buildings in the east wing 12 Ground floor plan 13 Ground floor plan

Scale

(10-13) bar scale

Inscribed

10 as above, The Bank of England, (pencil) coff[ee room] 11 as above, The Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, St Bartholomew's Lane 12 The Bank of England, Threadneedle Street 13 The Bank of England, Plan of a design to improve the Entrances into / the Bank from Threadneedle Street, Storekeeper, Doorkeeper, Paved Court, Pay Hall, Lobby to / Court Room, Court Room, (pencil) Storekeeper, Doorkeeper

Signed and dated

(10) Decr 1806 (11) Decr 31st 1806 (12) Jany 1807 (13) Jany 7th 1807

Hand

Soane office

Watermark

(12) Edmeads & Pine 1801 (13) Ruse & Turners 1805

Notes

On the 15th of January 1807 Soane presented to the Building Committee his design for altering the entrance to the Bank. He proposed a corridor leading from the Dividend Office to the Long Passage. Drawings 10 and 11 show that Soane also intended converting one of Taylor's transfer halls into offices and rebuilding the vestibule leading into the Rotunda. Drawing 10 shows a partition in the centre of the Rotunda.

Drawings 10, 11 and 13 show variant designs for directing visitors from the front entrance to the Long Passage. Drawing 12 is a survey of the existing buildings. Drawings 11 and 13 show loggias at either end of the Front Court. Drawing 10 resembles drawing 7, showing a large corridor at one end of the Front Court.

Level

Drawing

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