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SM (2) volume 45/26 (3) volume 46/18


Survey drawings, one dated 30 July 1816 (2)


2 Plan 3 General Plan of the building


2 Looking into Threadneedle Street, The Garden Court, Princes Street and some dimensions given 3 as above, Mouldings at A and B in the Plan and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • (2) c.1815-1816 (3) July 30th 1816


Soane office


Drawing 2 shows the plan of the office over the Reduced Anuities Office - marking out the dimensions of the outer walls prior to construction. Princes Street and the Garden Court are marked. The direction of Threadneedle Street is also indicated, although there was a further ground floor office in between the Reduced Annuities Office and the Street itself.

Drawing 3 shows the dimensions and positions of the windows and pilasters, recesses and projections of the upper office. The Garden Court side (east) is shown at the top of the plan, with three spaces for segmental-arched windows. Windows are also shown on the north and south sides but none on the west side as this was the outer wall and therefore more vulnerable to intrusion.



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