Explore Collections Explore The Collections
You are here: CollectionsOnline  /  Designs (some variant) for alterations and additions, December 1829 (5)
top left corner
top right corner
bottom left corner
bottom right corner
image Image 1 for SM (14) 56/4/12 (15) 56/4/13 (16) 56/4/14 (17) 56/4/15 (18) 56/4/16
image Image 2 for SM (14) 56/4/12 (15) 56/4/13 (16) 56/4/14 (17) 56/4/15 (18) 56/4/16
image Image 3 for SM (14) 56/4/12 (15) 56/4/13 (16) 56/4/14 (17) 56/4/15 (18) 56/4/16
image Image 4 for SM (14) 56/4/12 (15) 56/4/13 (16) 56/4/14 (17) 56/4/15 (18) 56/4/16
image Image 5 for SM (14) 56/4/12 (15) 56/4/13 (16) 56/4/14 (17) 56/4/15 (18) 56/4/16
  • image Image 1 for SM (14) 56/4/12 (15) 56/4/13 (16) 56/4/14 (17) 56/4/15 (18) 56/4/16
  • image Image 2 for SM (14) 56/4/12 (15) 56/4/13 (16) 56/4/14 (17) 56/4/15 (18) 56/4/16
  • image Image 3 for SM (14) 56/4/12 (15) 56/4/13 (16) 56/4/14 (17) 56/4/15 (18) 56/4/16
  • image Image 4 for SM (14) 56/4/12 (15) 56/4/13 (16) 56/4/14 (17) 56/4/15 (18) 56/4/16
  • image Image 5 for SM (14) 56/4/12 (15) 56/4/13 (16) 56/4/14 (17) 56/4/15 (18) 56/4/16

Reference number

SM (14) 56/4/12 (15) 56/4/13 (16) 56/4/14 (17) 56/4/15 (18) 56/4/16

Purpose

Designs (some variant) for alterations and additions, December 1829 (5)

Aspect

14 Plan of the Basement Story 15 Plan of the ground floor 16 Plan of the One Pair Floor shewing the proposed Alterations, Design No 1 17 Plan of the One Pair Floor shewing the proposed Alterations, Design No 2 18 Plan of the Two Pair Floor shewing the proposed Alterations

Scale

(14-18) bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

14 as above, Bank of England Branch Birmingham, The Yellow Tint / shews the space / used for the business / or proposed to be so, labelled: Cellar (3 times), Earth, Clerks Room, Stairs (twice), Stairs up, Safe (twice), Iron door, Strong Room, Space under / Porters Room, Brewhouse / Wash house &c, Pantry, Steps from Kitchen, Reservoir, Vault 15 The Bank of England Branch at Birmingham, Union Street, Union Inn, The Yellow Tint / shews the space / occupied for the purposes / of the business on this / Floor, labelled: The Old Birmingham Library, Chy, Bank, Entrance, Staircase, Stairs to Clerks Room, Safe, Chy, Closet, Door, (pencil) Waiting / Room, Passage, (pencil) qr [query] Sub Agent, Porters Room, WC, Court Yard (twice), High Wall with Iron Fence on top, Stable, High Wall with Iron Railing thereon, (in pencil) qr Agents Room / now the Eating Room, Footmans / Pantry, Staircase, Kitchen 16 as above, The Bank of England Branch at Birmingham, labelled: Drawing Room, Ante Room, Lobby, Landing, Eating Room, 17'0'', 24'0'', Staircase, Bed Chamber, qr Best Bed Chamber / and 2 Bed Chambers for / Servants over, 10 Feet high 17 as above, The Bank of England Branch at Birmingham, labelled: Drawing Room, Ante Room, Landing, Best Bed Chamber, Bed Chamber, Water / Closet, Skylight, Staircase from / Kitchen, Eating Room & / 2 Servants Bed Chambers over 18 as above, Bank of England Branch at Birmingham, Bed Chambers Design 1 & 2, This Story / 9'8'' high, labelled: Bed Chamber (4 times), Staircase, Lantern Light / over Kitchen, Servants / Bed Chamber (twice), High Wall with Iron Railing thereon

Signed and dated

(14) 28th Decr 1829 (15-16, 18) 28th December 1829 (17) Decr 28 1829

Medium and dimensions

(14) Pen, sepia, Naples yellow, pink and blue washes (540 x 376) (15) pen, sepia, Naples yellow, pink, burnt sienna and blue washes (540 x 374) (16) pen and sepia wash (536 x 374) (17-18) pen, sepia and pink washes (539 x 374, 538 x 370) (14-18) pricked for transfer within single ruled border on wove paper

Hand

(14-18) George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil then assistant 1806-37, curator 1837-60)

Watermark

(14, 16) Smith & Allnutt 1827

Notes

The most substantial of the proposed changes to the bank is the addition of two servants' bed chambers, accessible via the rear staircase, in an extension over the former two bed rooms at the back of the property, shown on drawing 18. A new staircase is to be built behind the main counter in the bank, leading directly to the clerk's room (drawing 15). There are few proposed structural alterations, but mostly changes to the function of rooms,for example the former breakfast and dining rooms on the ground floor become the agent's and sub agent's rooms. The sole difference between the variant designs for the one pair floor (drawings 16 and 17) is the location of the eating room and best bed chamber. The overall effect of the proposed alterations is to increase the commercial area of the bank, and to group together and increase the domestic areas on the upper floors of the building.

Level

Drawing

Digitisation of the Drawings Collection has been made possible through the generosity of the Leon Levy Foundation

If you have any further information about this object, please contact us: drawings@soane.org.uk

Sir John Soane's collection includes some 30,000 architectural, design and topographical drawings which is a very important resource for scholars worldwide. His was the first architect’s collection to attempt to preserve the best in design for the architectural profession in the future, and it did so by assembling as exemplars surviving drawings by great Renaissance masters and by the leading architects in Britain in the 17th and 18th centuries and his near contemporaries such as Sir William Chambers, Robert Adam and George Dance the Younger. These drawings sit side by side with 9,000 drawings in Soane’s own hand or those of the pupils in his office, covering his early work as a student, his time in Italy and the drawings produced in the course of his architectural practice from 1780 until the 1830s.

Browse (via the vertical menu to the left) and search results for Drawings include a mixture of Concise catalogue records – drawn from an outline list of the collection – and fuller records where drawings have been catalogued in more detail (an ongoing process).