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SM (3) 56/10/22 (4) 56/10/21


Designs for alterations and additions (2)


3 Plan of the Basement Story / Shewing the Alterations Made 1828 4 Plan of the Ground Floor


(3-4) bar scale of ¼ inch to 1 foot


3 as above, and Bank of England Branch / Newcastle upon Tyne, labelled: Area which has at some time / been stopped up with Rubbish &c, Wrot (wrought) Iron / Grating fixed / over this Area, Solid Brickwork, Strong Room / Paved with Stone -- (illegible) Walls, Iron Door, Wood Door / in 2 thicknesses / with iron between, Stone Steps, Coal / Cellar / for / Bank / Paved with / Brick, Porters Room / Paved as Kitchen &c, Closet / with / Shelves, New Stone / Chy P[iec]e, Hat Pegs & Rail, Closet with / Shelves, Sash Door / with / Fanlight over, Paved with Stone, Door, Stone, Sink under / Stairs for Pale (pail) / &c , Window, Wine / Cellar / Paved with / Brick, Cellar, Door, Wood Steps, Closet beneath, Door in 2 thick / with Iron Plates / between, Passage Paved with Brick, New Door / plated / between / Panl, Footmans Room / Paved as Kitchen, 2 Tiers Shelves (twice), Closets fitted up with Shelves, Sink / & / Water laid on, New Chy, Paved with / Bricks, Coal Cellar, Shelf ------ (illegible) one / over it, Larder, Door, Shelves, Pantry, 3 rows Shelves, Kitchen / Paved with Stone on B Walls / & Glass house Cinders rammed / hard, Old Iron / Boiler, New Range, Sink, New Dresser, Area with / Wrot Iron Grating fixed / in Stone Curb 4 as above, and Bank of England Branch / Newcastle upon Tyne, labelled: Gas Lamp over / Door, Folding door 2 thick / ness Iron betw(ee)n, Lobby, Waiting Room / 14' 0'' by 18' 6'', Closet, Fanlight / over / Door, Brick?? Partition, Stone Steps to Treasure Vault, Counter, Flap, Bank, Desk (twice), Closet, ?Punching? / block, Hat Pegs & Rail (twice), Water / Closet, Sliding Shutter, Cistern & / Closet under, Iron Gate, 12' 0'' / Agents Room / 12.1 high, 15.4, Closet, Door plated / between Parts, Book / Room, Iron Door, Wood Door, Fanlight / over, Staircase, Lobby, Door plated / with Iron, Gas Lamp, Hat Pegs, Side Table under Steps, Wood Steps & / Closet under, Coach House Paved with Brick / Main Room over, Staircase to / Basement, numbered 3, 2, 1, Passage boarded floor, Door plated / with Iron, Kitchen / Wood Floor, Old Ranged Oven, Paved with Brick, New / Cistern / lined / with / Lead / at 350 Gall. (gallons), Yard paved with / Pebbles &c, Passage paved with Flags, Paved with Brick, Yard paved / with Pebbles, Passage paved with Stone, Door in 2 thickness (sic) / plated with / Iron, Stable / Paved with Pebbles, Yard / paved with Pebbles &c, Dung Pit, Privy. Rear of building at top of page labelled: (Coach House Sir R.H.) Right side of drawing labelled: Yard / Sir Robert / Hawkes. Some dimensions added later.

Signed and dated

  • (3-4) May 1828

Medium and dimensions

(3) Pen, sepia, pink, yellow, blue and dark blue washes on wove paper with one fold mark (441 x 636) (4) pen, dark sepia, light sepia, pink, blue, green, yellow and grey washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper with one fold mark (440 x 657)


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


Drawing 3 shows the bank building on Clavering Place with the coal cellar located beneath the coach house, the strong room, and various other domestic spaces in the basement story. Walls around the staircase leading to the strong room (in pink wash) are labelled as 1 foot 6 inches (twice) and 9 inches thick. The drain (in dark blue wash) is labelled as 1 foot 2 inches wide. Pink wash indicates new additions and alterations, yellow wash denotes wooden fixtures and dark blue shows plumbing.
Drawing 4 shows that the 'small house' seen in drawing 1 has been demolished and replaced with a yard, enclosed by a new wall. The privy pencilled into drawing 1 has been constructed, with the adjacent area designated as a 'dung pit'. Two new cisterns and two iron grills are also shown. Internally, the two entrances to the 'waiting room' are closed up and a new entrance created to the right of the room. A new staircase leading to the 'treasure vault' is also shown in this room. The addition of an internal entrance and window to the small room at the lower right hand corner of the plan is also notable, the staircase leading downwards to the porters room, and a new cistern and water closet added. The removal of the dog-leg staircase from the centre of the bank is another significant alteration and allows for the creation of a secure 'book room' in its place. Perhaps the largest alteration to the building is the creation of a new, main entrance on the Clavering Place side of the building. A pair of curved steps lead to two sets of double doors separated by a small lobby. The former entrance on the Bailey Gate side of the building remains to provide direct access to the open-well staircase, agents room, and rear of the bank. A new door is added inbetween the stable and the coach house.
Sir Robert Shafto Hawks (1768-1840), the bank's neighbour, was a member of the prominent family of iron manufacturers and engineers.



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