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SM (5) 56/10/3 (6) 56/10/8


Design for alterations and working drawing for door frame (2)


5 Plan of the Ground floor of the Premises in Salt House Lane Hull 6 Details for a reinforced door frame


(5) bar scale of ? inch to 1 foot (6) to several scales


5 as above, labelled Coal house and Tank for / water 6 Bank of England branch (added later) Hull / Newcastle upon Tyne / One Wrot Iron Door Frame to this drawing / AAA Gun Metal to be let into Stone Jambs to which the Frame / is to be screwed // Two Locks in one Case on Door, each Lock to Shoot 3 Bolts / 2 into the side and one top & bottom // The upper Lock "Barrons Patent" with 2 Keys, the Keys / to be engraved "Upper" // The Lower Lock "Chubb Patent" with 2 Keys, the Keys to / be engraved "Lower" // (The Boxes of Patent Wares will be provided) // This drawing to be returned to Mr Soane's office / as soon as possible // (red pen) One Door Frame ordered of Miss Culler / One Do----- of Miss Bailey // July 23d 1828 // Parts of the Door Frame full size

Signed and dated

  • (6) 12 Jany 1828 and July 23d 1828

Medium and dimensions

(5) Pen, sepia, pink, yellow, blue and green washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (630 x 412) (6) pen, blue, burnt sienna and pink washes on thin wove paper with five fold marks (530 x 670)


(5-6) George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil then assistant, 1806-37, curator 1837-60)


The principal addition is the strong room with its double walls. The secondary entrances at the front have been walled-in and a room with fireplace added on the left-hand side with a yard and new 'coal house' behind. Various doorways have been strengthened including the front door. The details for the reinforced door frame (for the strong room?) were also used for the Newcastle branch bank (q.v.) and others no doubt.



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