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Reference number

SM (11) 12/2/15 (12) 12/2/16

Purpose

Design for the St Bartholomew's street front, 1816 (2)

Aspect

11 Elevation of the Front next Bartholomew Lane in its present state 12 Elevation of the Front next Bartholomew Lane as proposed

Scale

(11) to a scale (12) bar scale

Inscribed

11 as above 12 as above, (capitals) Bank of England, (capitals) The Bank of England

Signed and dated

(11-12) 1816

Hand

Soane office

Watermark

(12) James Whatman Turkey Mill Kent 1814

Notes

The screen wall built by Soane in 1797 is on the right-hand side of the drawings; it remains unaltered in the proposed design. Robert Taylor's screen wall, built in 1765, is on the left-hand side, with its entrance to the Rotunda and transfer halls. Soane's proposed design has a six-columned blind portico between two pedimented doors (one blind) and two projecting pilastered features.

Level

Drawing

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