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image SM (23) 56/11/4 verso

Reference number

SM (23) 56/11/4 verso

Purpose

Design for alterations to the Bank of England branch, Bridge Street, unexecuted

Aspect

23 Plan of the ground floor

Scale

bar scale of ? inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Scullery &c / in Basemt, Kitchen, Yard in Basement, WC, Staircase, Strong Room, qy Chy, Iron / Safe, Chy, Private / Room / 9 by 12.9, Private Room / 12 by 17.0, Objection / Great addition of Expense / reduces the width of the / Living Rooms to 13.6

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, sepia, pink, blue and yellow washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (375 x 543)

Hand

badly-nested tags: br

Watermark

Smith & Allnutt 1823

Notes

The main alteration to the premises is the proposed straightening of the rear wall next to the yard, which increases the size of the outer court. The interior of the building has also been altered so that the left half of the property houses private areas and a staircase has been placed immediately in front of the private entrance. This design was not accepted.
Drawing 23 is found on the verso of SM 56/11/4, a plan of 'Mr Titter's Estate in Pottergate Street, Norwich' surveyed in June 1827 as a potential location for the branch bank premises in that city (q.v.).

Level

Drawing

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