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Reference number

SM (5) 10/1/21 (6) 10/1/22 (7) 10/1/23

Purpose

Variant designs for the south and east fronts, 19-23 July 1823 (3)

Aspect

5 Wall plan 6 Part-wall plan 7 Wall plan

Scale

(5,7) bar scale (6) to a scale

Inscribed

5 The Bank of England, Design for rebuilding part of the South and East Fronts 1823, (pencil, Soane) Lanthern / new office, and dimensions given in pen and pencil 6 (Soane) New Office, dimensions and calculations given 7 The Bank of England, Plan of the South East Angle &c as designed, Threadneedle Street, St Bartholomew's Lane and dimensions given

Signed and dated

(5) Bank 22 July 1823 (6) Bank 23 July 1823 (7) Bank 19 July 1823

Hand

Soane office and Soane

Notes

Drawings 5 to 7 show variant designs for the Threadneedle Street front. Drawing 5 shows a thinner wall that is only lightly adorned with blind windows and a colonnade framed by narrow projections. In drawings 6 and 7, the columns are recessed in a thicker, more variegated wall. Drawing 7 has only four columns.

Drawings 5 and 6 have inscriptions in Soane's hand that indicate aligning the lantern of the new transfer office with the blind portico on the exterior wall. Drawing 6 succeeds in aligning the lantern with the centre of the colonnade; the same positioning has been transferred to drawing 7. The south-east corner of the Bank is adjacent to the newly built top-lit transfer halls (see separate scheme 5:1).

Level

Drawing

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