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Reference number

SM (7) 56/11/41 (8) 56/11/39 (9) 56/11/40

Purpose

Revised variant (unexecuted) designs for alterations to Mr Tomlinson's premises in Castle Street and Davey Place, December 1827 (3)

Aspect

7 Plan of A Design [No 1] for adapting the Premises belonging to Mr Tomlinson for the purposes of a Branch Bank and 8 Plan of A Design (No 2) for adapting the Premises belonging to Mr Tomlinson for the purposes of a Branch Bank 9 Front elevation

Scale

(7-9) bar scales of 1/7 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

7 as above, No 1, Norwich, Narrow Street called the "Back of the Inns", The Castle Hill Road, Davey Place, labelled: Residence for the Sub Agent, Waiting / Room, Agents Private / Room, Banking Room, Counter, Desk for Four Clerks, Desk, High Window, Iron Door, Book / Room, Stairs to Treasure Vault, Water / Closet, Porter's Room, Garden, Yard and some dimensions given 8 as above, Norwich, Narrow Street called the "Back of the Inns", The Castle Hill Road, Davey Place, labelled; Waiting / Room, Agents Private / Room, Banking Room, Counter, Desk (twice), Desk, High Window, Iron Door, Book / Room, Stairs to Treasure Vault, Water / Closet, Porter's Room, Garden, Yard and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • (7-8) December 1827

Medium and dimensions

(7-8) Pen, sepia, burnt Sienna and raw Sienna washes, pencil, pricked for transfer on wove paper (528 x 360, 440 x 489) (9) pen, sepia and olive green washes, pencil, pricked for transfer on thin wove paper (342 x 561)

Hand

(7-9) George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil then assistant 1806-37, curator 1837-60)

Notes

Drawings 7 and 8 are similar in design except that the layout of desks varies as well as the position of the stair to the vault and of the water closet. Both have an entrance and windows different to those of drawings 5 and 6 which is seen in elevation on drawing 9. A comparison with survey drawing 3 (of the original front) shows that the shop front to the left is to be partly replaced by an entrance with side-lights while the two-bay ex-warehouse with its wide door is to have a raised five-light window.
The desk for 'Four Clerks' gives a clue as to how many were to be employed at this branch bank.

Level

Drawing

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