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SM (30) 10/1/15


Design for the east front, November 1823


30 Part elevation and attic plan


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The Bank of England, Design for part of the East Front and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • November 1823


Soane office


Drawing 30 shows an unexecuted design for the east front. The wall has a blind portico of eight columns in antis between two sets of pedimented Vitruvian doors. A pedimented doorcase is included on the elevation. The attic has a series of fluted pilasters with pedimented caps, resembling the design for the south front in drawings 23, 24, 28 and 29.

A scrolled acroterion has been added in pencil to the attic of the south-east corner.



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