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Reference number

SM (40) volume 71/17 (41) volume 71/18 (42) volume 71/19 (43) volume 71/20 (44) volume 71/21

Purpose

Site record drawings of the south front and south-west corner, showing the construction and masonry of the old wall, October 1824 (5)

Aspect

40 View of the third pedestal from the south-west corner 41 Plan of the third pedestal from the south-west corner 42 Views of the third pedestal from the south-west corner; (verso) plan and sections of a sarcophagus 43 View of a pedestal 44 View of the south-west corner

Scale

(41) to a scale

Inscribed

40 Sketch of 3rd Pedestal North West Wing [sic] from / Princes Street, Bank of England 41 Plan of 3rd Pedestal North West Wing [sic] from Princes Street, Bank of England 42 3d pedestal North West Wing [sic] / next the high building, Sketch of part of the north west wing of the Bank of / England, showing the masonry of the Pedestal next the / high building and dimensions given 43 Sketch of part of one of the / Pedestals to a larger scale, Bank of England 44 Sketch of Pedestal corner of Princes Street, Bank of England

Signed and dated

(40) Octr 22nd 1824 (41) Octr 25th 1824 (42) 18 Octr 1824 (43) 22nd Octr 1824 (44) Octr 22nd 1824

Hand

(40-41, 44) Edward Davis (Soane pupil 1824-6) (42-43) Stephen Burchell (Soane pupil 1823-8)

Notes

Construction for the west end of the south front began after construction had begun on the east end (see drawings 17 to 20). The east end was older, built in 1765, than the west end, completed 1787, and was therefore in worse condition and in more urgent need of repair. The west end of the south front was built by Taylor in the 1780s as the screen wall for the south-west wing, enclosing the Garden Court and its surrounding Offices. Drawings 40 to 44 are pupils' drawings of the westward Taylor wall as it was demolished. Their drawings show the masonry exposed beneath the stone cladding. The squared corner of Taylor's screen wall, shown in drawing 44, was rounded-off just as the south-east corner had been built a year earlier (see drawings 17 to 20).

Level

Drawing

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