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Reference number

SM (1) 9/3/13 (2) 9/3/14 (3) 9/3/17

Purpose

Designs for the new iron railing at the north-west corner, January 1807 (3)

Aspect

1 No 2 / Plan shewing the new Iron Railing &c / about the Bank in Lothbury & / Princes Street, with the dimensions / of the different Streets &c 2 No 1 / Plan shewing the new Iron Railing &c / about the Bank in Lothbury / and Princes Street, with the dimensions / of the differed streets &c 3 Plan shewing the new Iron Railing / &c about the Bank in Lothbury / & Princes Street, with the dimensions / of the different Streets &c

Scale

(1-2) bar scale

Inscribed

1 as above, (The act begins at No 7), Lothbury, Bartholomew Lane, No 63 / East End of No 63, Threadneedle Street, Bank Street, Royal Exchange, Princes Street, Mr Hancock's House, Grocer's Hall, Grocer's Hall Garden, Mr Payne (twice), Mr Burchall, Church Passage, Old Jewry, No 1 Mr Barrett, No 2 Mr (?)Lessan, No 3 Mr Freebain, No 4 Mr Hinkman, No 5, No 6 Mr David, No 7 Mr Yeathered, No 8, Covered Way, Founders' Hall Court, Church Passage, Token House Yard, Whalebone Court, and calculations and dimensions given 2 as above, B Iron Railing like that now at C, lettered B and C and drawing labelled as in drawing 1 3 as above, as above, (Soane): Submitted to the Buildg / Committee & approved. / J.S. Jan. 15 1807, key A and B referring to plan (Soane): Jan 15 1807 // A. altered in the Committee / to a Curve line // B. Iron railing like that / now at C, Line of Iron Railing (twice), Design 1, Gate, Mr greaves / on Lease, East side of Barth. Lane, Threadneedle Street / No.69 / 1 East End of 69, dimensions given, and plan labelled in an office hand: Grocer's Hall Garden, Mr Hancock's House, Threadneedle Street, Bank Street, Bartholomew Lane, Whalebone Court, Tokenhouse Yard, Church Passage, Lothbury, Church, Founders Hall Court, Cover'd Way, The Bank of England

Signed and dated

(1) Jany 29th 1807 (3) Jan. 15. 1807

Hand

Soane office

Watermark

(1) Joseph Ruse Tovill Mill Maidstone 18 (sheet trimmed)

Notes

In 1807 it was decided that a railing should be erected at the north-west corner of the Bank, separating the Bank's grounds from the public Princes Street and Lothbury. Again in March 1809, the directors decided that a railing should be installed at the front of the Bank, on Threadneedle Street, and on St Bartholomew's Lane 'for the purpose of doing away the inconveniencees and nuisances now sustained by fruiterers, porters, etc., placing their goods and parcels on the stonework' (Committee of Building minutes)

Literature

W. Marston Acres, The Bank of England from within, Oxford, 1931, p. 402.

Level

Drawing

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