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Reference number

SM (99) 10/6/15 (100) volume 75/57

Purpose

Working drawing for the basement of the north-east offices, and for the passage leading from Lothbury Court to the Bullion Court, one dated December 1800 (2)

Aspect

99 Plan of the basement under the offices between the Bullion Court and Lothbury Court 100 Elevation showing the entrance into the Bullion Court; and section of the inside of the passage leading to the Bullion Court

Scale

(99-100) bar scale

Inscribed

99 The Bank of England, Plan of part of the Basement Story, Under the Chief Cashiers Office, Under Power of Attorney Office, Under the Chief Cashiers Rooms &c, lettered A to C, March 6: 1801 / to correspond with / B, 4'9' from Top of the Highest Planking / to the under side of the York Ledge and dimensions given 100 The Bank of England, Elevation of Front in the Bullion Court (North Side), Settled upon by Mr Soane 31st Dec 1800 / (Soane) March 5: 1801, A Coppy Delivered G White / 1st Jan 1801, Section through Gateway, and elevation labelled (some in Soane hand): Recess to correspond / with the / Gateway, flush, Blank / window (twice), to be / ommitd [omitted] (sic), level of Pavement, filled up / in / finish, ommitted, 1 2¼ deep and dimensions given

Signed and dated

(99) datable to 1800, with inscription dated Jany 19th: 1801 (100) as above and Bank 28th Dec 1800

Hand

Soane office and Soane

Notes

Drawing 99 has Soane's inscriptions from January and March 1801, but the drawing itself is from an earlier date. The drawing shows the design of the basement of the offices and the pavement level of the two Courts and the passage connecting them. The offices are shown as executed.

Drawing 100 is a working drawing for the construction of the passage and the north side of the Bullion Court. Soane's rough sketches are on the drawing, as well as his inscriptions indicating some dimensions and with an instruction ordering that the wall's recess should correspond with the gateway. The offices behind the wall were also constructed around this time, as part of the north-east extension.

Soane had pulled down the old buildings in January 1800 and begun construction. Drawing 99 therefore probably dates from early 1800, when construction began on the offices. Drwaing 100 appears to be a working drawing for the exterior wall of the offices, indicating that they had already been constructed by December 1800.

Level

Drawing

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