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Reference number

SM (52) 10/3/43 (53) 10/3/44

Purpose

Working drawings for passage on the east side of the Court, March 1798 and revised August 1798 (2)

Aspect

52-53 Section

Scale

(52-53) to a scale

Inscribed

52 The Bank of England, Section of Portico &c East side of the Lothbury Court, dimensions given, (Soane, red pen) Augst 10th 1798 28:6 ¾, Augst 13th 1798 / 14:4, Augst 13th 1798 / 7:4, , 1:4, , 10:4¾; (verso) Elevation of the stone / work in the Corridor 53 The Bank of England, Section of Portico &c East side of Lothbury Court, Basement Floor of Library, Face of the Current Wall Lothbury, (Soane) facing 10", and dimensions (some in Soane hand); (verso) Section through the / Portico to the Stock / Office / Bank / March 19th 1798

Signed and dated

(52) March 1798 (53) 19 March 1798

Hand

Soane office and Soane

Notes

Drawings 52 and 53 both have three fold marks with labels on the verso, indicating that the drawings were brought to the site as a working drawing 'for the stone work' on the east side of Lothbury Court. The east side of the Court, including the Library and the entrance to the Consols Transfer Office was evidently under construction in late summer 1798.

The passage shown in drawings 52 and 53 was a pedestrian corridor into the Bank from Lothbury. The door on Lothbury can be seen in some of the elevations of the finished wall (see SM volume 60/202, drawing 59 in scheme 2:5). It is unclear, however, how long this passage was open to the street, as drawings of the Bank from 1803 include the corridor (SM 9/2/16, drawing 105 in 2:7) but a general plan from 1805 (SM 9/2/8, drawing 8 in 3:9) shows the corridor closed off.

Level

Drawing

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