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Reference number

SM (64) 56/12/30 (65) 56/12/31 (66) 56/12/17

Purpose

Preliminary variant designs for alterations to the premises in Queen Street, unexecuted, June 1828 (3)

Aspect

64 Plan of the ground floor 65 Plan of the ground floor 66 Plan of the ground floor with proposed alterations to the premises occupied by Mr Gidney

Scale

(64-66) bar scale of ? inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

64 labelled: Entrance to Bank, Agents Private / Room, Books / 5'6 by / 9.0, Sash / Door, Waiting / Room / 10.0 by 9.6, Door, Garden, Bank / 26.0 by 15.6, Kitchen, Pantry &c, Wash house / or / Servants / Hall, Qy Wash / house, Yard, Wood Coals / &c, Covered way, Porters / Room, Passage to the Offices, Hall and / Staircase, Door (twice), Passage to Porters Room 65 labelled: Entrance to the Bank, 4.9, Agents Private / Room / 12.0 by 17.6, Closet, Book Room, Lobby, Counter, Flap, Steps to Treasure / Vault, 26.6 by 15.6, Bank, Desk (3 times), Kitchen, Pantry, Wash house / & / Brewhouse, Servants / Hall, Wood Coals &c, Covered way, Door (twice), Porters / Room / 9.6 by 13.6, Passage, Hall & Staircase, Closet, Door, Private Entrance 66 labelled: Bank / 16.6 by 29.0, Stairs to Porters / Room &c, Lobby, Waiting / Room / 10.0 by 9.0, Books / 5.3 by / 8.0, Agent / 13.6 by 15.6, Steps to Treasure / Vault, Closet, Water / Closet, Hall & Staircase, Door, Closet, Porters Room / 17.9 by 10.0, Agents Private / Room, Book Room / 8.9 x 5.0, Waiting Room / 9.6 x 10.0, Bank / 26.0 by 15.9, Steps to Treasure / Vault, Kitchen, Pantry &c, Wash house & / Scullery, Basement Story / Treasure Vault under / Agents Room / Porters Room & / Water Closet for Clerks

Signed and dated

  • (64) June 19th 1828 (66) Norwich / 23rd June 1828

Medium and dimensions

(64, 65) Pen, sepia, pink, yellow and burnt Sienna washes, pricked for transfer on laid paper with four fold marks (295 x 487, 301 x 489) (66) pen, pencil, sepia, pink, yellow and burnt Sienna washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper with one fold mark (736 x 530)

Hand

(64-66) George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil then assistant 1806-37, curator 1837-60)

Watermark

(64) C Ansell 1824 (65) fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar and below, ornate CA (66) Smith & Allnutt 1823

Notes

In all three designs a banking hall replaces the former dining room, and the former hall and kitchen are extensively altered, with the inclusion of a new dog-leg stair. Drawings 64 and 65 are the same except for the alterations at the top left on the drawings. In drawing 66, the porter's room is rotated and a dog-leg stair is added to the right of the hall. The premises occupied by Mr Gidney are replaced by a new building, which includes an agent's room, waiting room, book room, lobby and banking hall on the ground floor.
Although drawing 64 is dated '19 June 1828', there is no mention in the Soane office Day Books of anybody working on the Norwich branch on that day. However, the handwriting and Day Book entries for 18, 20 and 23-25 June strongly suggest that George Bailey was the draughtsman.

Level

Drawing

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