(5-8) bar scale of ¼ inch to 1 foot
5 as above, The Bank of England Branch Gloucester, boundaries labelled: Mr Roberts Grocer Shop, Mr Roberts Premises, Mr Woods / Cottages, Cottage No 4, Cottage No3, Malting House in the occupation of Mr Cornish, Mr Wingate Bookbinder, Mr Wheeler Linen Draper, lettered A B C D E F G H I K L M, plan labelled: Lobby, Height of Banking Room / 15.10 clear, Desk, Step, Drawers in No3 heights, open in / froget (sic) for / Clipping / B lock, Desk and Cubboards (sic) under, Passage to the Agents Residence, arch, Agents Private Room, Strong / Room / Brick Arch, Back Office, Clerks / W Closet, urinal, Staircase, Footmans / Sink, Footmans Room, Kitchen, Pantry (twice), No 3 heights of shelves (3 times), Copper, Stone Sink, Pump and dimensions given. Door schedule: A 2" Deal Door with Ironplates, good Lock with pipe Key / BB 2 deal Sash doors with Mortice Locks C 2 Deal Doors made to lift in and out - Mortice lock D 7/8 Wrot(wrought) Iron Panelled Door, with a Lock 2.3 by 1.0 / Shooting 3 bolts into Iron frame - / EE Wrot Iron framed Guards screwed to linings bar 7/8 sqe (square) / at 4 inches apart / F 2 deal Door with Mortice Lock and Latch / G 2 deal Door lined with Ironplating inside and fastened / inside by an Iron Rim Lock and 2 panel Bolts / H H H 2 deal Shutters lined inside with Ironplating, fastened / by one Bar across with spring Staple and the Bars have each a Ball attached thereto / I Porters Bed / K 2½ deal Door lined inside with Ironplate fastened / an Iron Rim Lock a Barrel Chair and 2 cross Bars of --- (illegible) / Fanlight over of Iron / L 2½ deal Door - fastened with Iron Rim Lock, 2 large Barrel / Bolt. Barrel Chair / M Door of 2 thicknesses of 1½ deal with Ironplates between and / bolted together - Iron Rim Lock. 1 Strong Iron Bars across / and Padlocks attached / Mem. Iron Railing on the Wall above the doorway and dimensions give; (verso) Gloucester Branch
6 as above, Gloucester Branch, rooms labelled Drawing Room, Chamber, Dining Room, Store Closet, 3 heights of Shelves and some dimensions given
7 as above, Gloucester Branch, Chamber (twice) and upper part / of / Passage
8 as above and Gloucester Branch
Signed and dated
- (5) 24th Decr 1828 (nothing in Day Book) (6) December 1828 (7) Decr 1828 (8) Decr 1828
Medium and dimensions
(5) Pen, pink and sepia washes, pricked for transfer on thin wove paper (718 x 555) (6) pen, pink and sepia washes, pricked for transfer on thin wove paper (720 x 402) (7) pen, pink, blue and sepia washes, pricked for transfer on thin wove paper (720 x 460) (8) pen, pink, sepia and green/yellow washes on thin wove paper (718 x 445)
(5-8) George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil then assistant 1806-37, curator 1837-60)
The site measures about 105 feet from back to front and 41 feet 6 inches at its widest. The building seen here (outlined in sepia wash) is a three-storey building with a single-storey extension that housed part of the bank: the agent's room, strong room and back office. The proposed new work (of 1828) for the bank itself includes increasing its security and thus the schedule of doors and their locks as well as a bed for the porter. The proposed extension to the building was to provide domestic accommodation for the 'agent' or bank manager. Hence the kitchen, sculleries, wash house, footman's room and a further room on the ground floor as well as the dining room and bedroom added to the first floor with more bedrooms on the upper floor. But see also drawings 13-14 (not dated) for a design for alterations to the bank and to the domestic quarters that differs from those of drawings 5-7 which may not have been carried out.
The original building on this site was presumably the 'Old Dwelling House' to the rear inscribed thus on drawing 1. See also drawing 10 which notes that 'the whole of Bank Premises was the Swan Inn'.
Digitisation of the Drawings Collection has been made possible through the generosity of the Leon Levy Foundation