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Reference number

SM (1) 56/10/1 (2) 56/10/2


Survey plans with alterations and additions shown (2)


1 Plans &c of the Premises / in their present state : Basement Story and Ground Floor with Section of Closet / for Great Coats and Section of Entrance / Passage 2 Plan of 2nd Floor


(1) bar scale of ? inch to 1 foot (2) bar scale of ? inch to 1 foot


1 as above, Branch Bank Exeter, basement story rooms labelled: Partition / with sash door, Meat / Safe, Closet (twice), Porters Room, Strong Room, Book Shelves, Wine Cellar, Kitchen, Range, New Cover, Dresser & Shelves, Pantry, Footmans Pantry &c, New wood Floor, Cistern, Sink, Scullery, Arche (sic) to carry flue, Sink, Laundry, Ironing Board, Servants Privies, Water Closet, Paving, New Enclosure, New Work, Paving, Water Butt, Garden, lettered A B C D and e (19 times), labelled A Wash hand basin, B Pump, C Stove and D Table to lay / Books on, ground floor labelled: Bench (twice), Desk, Banking Room, Counter, Table, Agents Room, Door, Waiting Room, Passage to Water Closets, Reservoir, Flat, lettered e (4 times), 'section of closet' : lettered e (twice), 'section of entrance passage' : lettered e (3 times) ; (verso, pencil): Exeter Branch 2 as above, Branch Bank Exeter, Air tube (twice), Guard, Partn (partition)removed, Closet (3 times), Water Closet, lettered e (3 times)

Signed and dated

  • (1-2) 1st Feby 1828

Medium and dimensions

(1) Pen, sepia, pink, yellow, blue, grey-blue and green washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper with three fold marks (660 x 535) (2) pen, sepia, pink, yellow and blue washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper with three fold marks (540 x 662)


(1-2) George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil then assistant 1806-37, curator 1837-60)


(1-2) 1821


The building measures 178 feet from front to back, and is 57 feet wide, with a central recess to the rear measuring 68 feet from front to back and 21 feet in width. The letter 'e' appears many times over or next to items of furniture, such as benches, tables, book shelves, the dresser and the range in the kitchen, but also in connection with such items as sinks, closets, the meat safe, stairs, window guards and the water butts to the rear of the building. To the exterior of the property, 'e' appears in conjunction with a 'new enclosure', a 'passage' and 'new work', as well as a 'new wood floor' in the footman's parlour. Items labelled 'e' are 'extras', that is, extra work authorised by the architect that was not included in the original contract.
The plans are dated 1 February 1828 although the Branch opened in December 1827. The plans of the 'premises in their present state' show that the double-walled strong room was already finished, in addition to the banking room with counter, the agents room and the waiting room. The additions and alterations, shown in pink wash, are fairly minor but hint at the conversion of the basement story to domestic accommodation for the 'agent' or bank manager. These constitute to the rear of the property a new enclosure, and an extension to house the laundry and servants' privies, topped with a flat roof; an 'arche to carry [the] flue' in the scullery; two water butts and new paving in the garden; and on the second floor a new wall to enclose a water closet, an air tube and three closets.



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