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SM (22) 9/4/14 (23) 9/4/13


Design, February 1829 (north-west) (2)


22 Plan, Design for the Drawing Hall Offices on the site asigned for that purpose, vixt [videlicet] the large Room now the £5 Note Office 23 Plan for the £5 Note Office


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22 as above, The Bank of England, Entrance / from Vestibule next / Princes Street, Tellers, Passage 8 feet wide, Principal, The Private Drawing Office 47.0" by 22.6" in Principal / Old Office... 738.0 ... New Office 1187.6, Counter (twice), Desks, Public Drawing Office / 22.6 by 22.6 / old office 14/0" by 13.0 = 182.0, Entrance / from Lobby opposite / the accountants Drawing Office, Bill Office 25.0" by 25.0" = /625.0 / old office 32.6" by 13.0 = /422.6, Part of the Machine Room / for numbering Bank Notes, Court, Part of the old £5 Note Office and some dimensions given 23 Bank of England, Part of old £5 Note / office, new office 11.50 / old office... 738, Principal, New Private new / drawing Office 11.50, Old do, Into Princes Street Vestibule, Qy desk (twice), desk (twice), Office / Counter, Passage / 10:7 / the same width as / the passage between the / Bank note / Pay Clerks / & the post / bill office, space for the tellers - at present there are 12 Tellers in three diff parts, of this / if Fire place / remains, it / will reduce / the sittings / for the Teller / to 12 the same / number they / now are, Public D. O', Bill Office, 380 feet sup, Old Office, Fireplace, Ent[rance], Part of the / machine there / for the number / of the Bank / notes, Bill Office, The Public Drawing / Office, Into Passage / opposite / accts. drawg. / Office and some dimensions and calculations given

Signed and dated

  • (22) February 1829 (23) L. I. Fields / 6 Feby: 1829


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