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Reference number

SM (4) 9/1/6 (5) 9/1/7

Purpose

Rough designs for widening the entrance of Coleman Street, April 1825 (2)

Aspect

4 Plan showing existing holdings and the proposed alterations 5 Plan showing existing holdings and the proposed alterations

Scale

(4) bar scale

Inscribed

4 Coleman Street, Lothbury, Messrs Hanbey & Burles, Mr Bennet, Mr Butler, Packers Court and dimensions given, some in pencil 5 Coleman Street, Lothbury, (pencil) Hanbey & Burles, Mr Bennet, Mr Butler, Covered passage, Packers Court; (verso) Corner of / Coleman Street

Hand

Soane office

Watermark

(5-6) Smith & Allnutt 1830

Notes

Drawings 5 and 6 are surveys of the existing holdings overlaid with designs for the new street corner. According to the designs, approximately 161 feet of street front would be demolished. The alterations would align the street corner with the angle of Princes Street. The alterations allow the north-west corner of the Bank (Tivoli Corner) to be more visible.

Level

Drawing

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