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Reference number

SM (1) 56/4/2 (2) 56/4/3 (3) 56/4/4 (4) 56/4/5 (5) 56/4/1

Purpose

Survey drawings, July 1826 (5)

Aspect

1 Basement Plan of the Bank, Union Street, Birmingham 2 Ground Plan of the Bank, Union Street, Birmingham 3 Chamber Plan of the Bank, Union Street, Birmingham 4 Attic Plan of the Bank, Union Street, Birmingham 5 Front Elevation of the Bank, Union Street, Birmingham

Scale

(1-4) bar scale of ? inch to 1 foot (5) to a scale of ¼ inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

1 as above, labelled: Coal Vault, Vault, Water / Reservoir, Passage, Cellar Steps, Pantry, Brewhouse, Passage, Cellar, Store / Vault, (pencil) Arched / (pen) Coal / Vault, Landry (sic), Passage, Intended Safe Room, Brick Thrall, Cellar (twice), Wine / Cellar 2 as above, labelled: Back Private Entrance, 2 Stall Stable, (pencil) The part which may / -- -------- (illegible), Paved Court, Ashes, Privy, Dining Room / 23.9 x 16.0, Lobby, Back / Staircase, Cooking Kitchen / 13.7 x 16.4, Force / Pump, Open Arch, Passage (twice), Flag'd Court (twice), Small / Private / Room / 14 x 7, Breakfast Room / 14.9 x 14.6, Private Room / 14.0 x 8.0, Stone Stairs to Book Rooms, Stair / Case, Iron Safe (twice), Desk / 1, Table / 2, Table / 3, Bank Office, 4 / Desk, 5 / Desk, 6 / Desk, 47.0 x 16.6, Desk / 7, Desk / 8, Desk / 9, Desk / 10, Desk / 11, Counter / 12 (twice), Entrance / Hall, 22.3, 9.6, Old Birmingham Library, This Story 11ft high in the clear 3 as above, labelled: Bed Room (twice), (pencil) Vaults & 2 Stores, Closet, Back / Stair Case, Lobby, Lantern / over / Kitchen, (pencil) Tiled Roofs of adjg -- (illegible), (pencil) 1 Brick, (pencil) This Wall abt 6 ft above Flat over Kitchen, (pencil) Skylight, (pencil) Gutter board, (pencil) Slate, (pencil) Large Slates / & Lead, (pencil) W Guards, -------- (illegible) / wash Paints, Passage (3 times), Water / Closet, Closet (twice), Bed Room, Book Room, Lead Flat / over / Private / Room, (pencil) Vaults & 3 Stores, (pencil) New Buildings which have / been erected within 4 Years, Back / Room over / Bank, Closet (3 times), Lobby, Front Room / over Bank, (pencil) Wainscot Floor / Wainscottes finishings / Handsome Marble Chy, Antae / Room, This Story 10ft high in the clear 4 as above, labelled: Water Closet, Closet, Bed Room (5 times), Book Room, Passage, Closet, Lobby, Store Room, Passage / to / Roof, Closet, This Story 9ft8 high in the clear 5 as above

Signed and dated

(1-5) July 1826, T & J Bateman Architects Birmingham

Medium and dimensions

(1) Pen and sepia wash (596 x 422) (2) pen, sepia and grey-blue washes (598 x 423) (3) pen, pencil and sepia wash (596 x 422) (4) pen and sepia wash (597 x 422) (1-4) pricked for transfer within triple-ruled border on wove paper (5) pen, terre verte, lamp black, burnt umber, sepia and yellow washes on wove paper within triple-ruled border (600 x 427)

Hand

(1-5) the office of T & J Bateman

Watermark

(1-4) J Whatman Turkey Mill (5) B E & S 1825

Notes

Drawings 1-4 show an irregularly-shaped property which extends at the rear behind the old library (on drawing 2). Blue wash is used to show outer, paved areas. Pencil additions have been made at the rear of the property on drawing 3. The building shown in drawing 5 is a plain, three-bay, two-storey with attic town house with cornice and iron railings. The ground floor windows are set in round-arched recesses while the door has a bracketed entablature. The site is roughly 67½ feet at its widest and 109½ feet from front to back.

Level

Drawing

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