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Reference number

SM (9) 1/3/14 (10) 1/3/10 (11) 1/3/13 (12) 1/3/11 (13) 1/3/12

Purpose

Survey and three presentation drawings showing alternative designs for widening the streets at the south-east corner, November 1825 (5)

Aspect

9 Ground plan 10 Ground plan 11 Ground plan 12 Ground plan for design No 1 13 Ground plan for design No 2

Scale

(10) to a scale (9, 11-13) bar scale

Inscribed

9 Bank of England, Royal Exchange, Threadneedle Street, St Bartholomew's Lane, Church of / St Bartholomew, Church Yard, Messrs Pole, Thornton & Co, Weller / Chemist, Messrs Grote & Co, Lockett / Cock Tavernt / Low Building, Vestry Room, Court, Lacy & Witton / Gun Makers, Bougher / Boot Maker, Passage to Vestry, Tower and dimensions given 10 Bank of England, Royal Exchange, Threadneedle Street, Bartholomew Lane, Church of / St Bartholomew, Pole, Thornton, & Co., Church Yard (twice), Coals, Grote & Co., Weller Chemist, Cock Tavern, Vestry, Lacy & Witton / Gun Smiths, Boot Maker, Old / Tower and dimensions given 11 Bank of England, Part of the Royal Exchange, St Bartholomew's Lane, Threadneedle Street (twice), St Bartholomew's Church, Pole, Thornton & Co, Church Yard, Tower, Court, Vestry Room, Boughey / Bootmaker, On the Ground Floor / Passage to Vestry, Lacy & Witton / Gun makers, Lockett / Cock Tavern / Low Buildings one story, Weller / Chemist, Messrs Grote & Co. and dimensions given 12 as above, Bank of England, Part of the Royal Exchange, Bartholomew Lane, Threadneedle Street, St Bartholomew's Church, Pole, Thornton & Co, Church Yard, Tower, Court, Vestry Room, Houses proposed to be taken down, A, Messrs Grote, Prescott & Co 13 as above, Bank of England, Bartholomew Lane, Threadneedle Street, St Bartholomew's Church, Pole, Thornton & Co, Church Yard, Tower, Proposed new / Vestry, Houses proposed to be taken down, Houses proposed to be taken down, A, Messrs Grote, Prescott & Co

Signed and dated

(9) Lincolns Inn Fields / 25th Novr / 1825 (10) Novr 23rd 1825 (11) November 1825 (12) November 1825 (13) November 1825

Hand

Soane office

Watermark

(9) Smith & Allnutt 1820 (10) 1822 (11, 13) Smith & Allnutt 1823

Notes

Drawings 9 to 11 are surveys of the existing buildings at the south-east corner and drawings 12 and 13 are alternative designs for demolishing those houses that project into Threadneedle Street. The houses obstructed traffic and they obscured views of the Bank's new façades. As construction on the street fronts was underway, the streets were improved to provide a picturesque approach to Soane's new unified façades.

The surveys show that the southern end of St Bartholomew's Lane is 16'6" at its narrowest. Threadneedle Street is 62'10" wide at one point, and 38'10" wide at the south-east corner of the Bank. The designs propose demolishing the Boot maker, Gunsmiths, and parts of the Tavern and Chemist. Design 'No. 2' apportioning property 'A' more spaced by moving St Bartholomew's Vestry Room to the west. Design 'No.1' does not move the Vestry Room.

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Drawing

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