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image SM (20) 10/7/5

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SM (20) 10/7/5


Design for re-arranging the offices in the Pay Hall, 1 June 1829


20 Ground floor plan


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The Bank of England, Design for the alteration of the arrangemnt of the / several offices in the Hall, (Soane): app[roved] by the Com[mittee] / 3d June 1829, Pay Hall, Public drawing / office, five Ledgers, 4 Ledgers, Counter, numbered 1 to 6, Teller / one less in number than at present, Princip[al], 6 Bank Note pay Clerks, Bill Office 27 Clerks, 7 Clerks, ten clerks, 10 clerks, Iron door, Treasury

Signed and dated

  • L.I.Fields / 1st June 1829


Soane and Soane office


Smith & Allnutt 1827


The drawing was approved by the Building Committee in June 1829. The Pay Hall has been divided into four areas of public banking.



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