Explore Collections Explore The Collections
You are here: CollectionsOnline  /  Design for the basement of the Printing Offices
top left corner
top right corner
bottom left corner
bottom right corner
image SM (15) 10/6/8

Reference number

SM (15) 10/6/8

Purpose

Design for the basement of the Printing Offices

Aspect

15 Plan of the Basement Story under the Printing Offices; and rough detail

Scale

(15) bar scale

Inscribed

15 as above, The Bank of England, Cases for Book[s] / 1.6 high / 1.0 wide, (Soane, pencil) Books, Wood Door (twice), --ater (illegible), lettered A to B (twice), AA Iron gates, BB Iron gates / and wood Doors, 24-6, 64-0

Hand

Soane office and Soane

Notes

The rooms in drawings 15 are situated on the west side of the Printing Office Court. The south entrance has wooden and iron doors and the north entrance has been blockaded (in pencil). Soane's inscriptions suggest using the rooms for storing cases of 'Books', possibly for clerks' ledgers or banknote-related materials.

Level

Drawing

Digitisation of the Drawings Collection has been made possible through the generosity of the Leon Levy Foundation

If you have any further information about this object, please contact us: drawings@soane.org.uk

Sir John Soane's collection includes some 30,000 architectural, design and topographical drawings which is a very important resource for scholars worldwide. His was the first architect’s collection to attempt to preserve the best in design for the architectural profession in the future, and it did so by assembling as exemplars surviving drawings by great Renaissance masters and by the leading architects in Britain in the 17th and 18th centuries and his near contemporaries such as Sir William Chambers, Robert Adam and George Dance the Younger. These drawings sit side by side with 9,000 drawings in Soane’s own hand or those of the pupils in his office, covering his early work as a student, his time in Italy and the drawings produced in the course of his architectural practice from 1780 until the 1830s.

Browse (via the vertical menu to the left) and search results for Drawings include a mixture of Concise catalogue records – drawn from an outline list of the collection – and fuller records where drawings have been catalogued in more detail (an ongoing process).