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Reference number

SM (7) 9/4/43 (8) 9/4/41

Purpose

Alternative designs for the vaults around the Bullion Court, June 1806 (2)

Aspect

7 Design No 1 / Basement Story 8 Design No 2 / Basement Story

Scale

(7-8) bar scale

Inscribed

7 as above, The Plan of the Basement Story, Bullion Court, Bullion Office, Public, passage (three times), Solid / Iron / Door, Staircase, and some dimensions given 8 as above, The Plan of the Basement Story, The Bank of England, Bullion Court, Bullion Office, skylight, Passage (four times), Gate (twice), Solid / Iron / Door, Staircase, and labelled (Soane, pencil): Deposit vault, Iron / 5.1806 / Entrance to / Deposit Vault, old / Dollar / Vault, Hanoverian / Vault, leave / door (twice), door, Iron 5 1806

Signed and dated

(7) Lincolns Inn Fields June 4th 1806 (8) Lincolns Inn Fields June 4th 1806

Hand

Soane office and Soane

Watermark

(7-8) J Ruse 1800

Notes

Drawings 15 and 16 show the basement storey of two alternative designs. The alternative basement designs show different vaults beneath the Pay Hall (near the top of drawing) and different Bullion Offices (left-hand side of drawing). The vaults beneath the Bank were re-allocated throughout 1806, as shown in drawings 15 and 16. Drawing 16 has inscriptions labelling the vaults, with an 'Old Dollar vault', a 'Hanoverian vault' and a 'Deposit vault'.

See drawing 14 in phase 3:14 for a principal storey plan corresponding with drawings 7 and 8.

Level

Drawing

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