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Reference number

SM (42) 56/1/38A (43) 56/1/44 (44) 56/1/45 (45) 56/1/37 (46) 56/1/38 (47) 56/1/39

Purpose

Unexecuted designs and variant designs for alterations, January 1830 (6)

Aspect

42 Plan of the Basement Story of the Manchester Branch Bank shewing / the proposed Alterations 43 Plan of the Ground Floor of / the Bank of England Branch at Manchester shewing the proposed Alterations 44 Plan of the ground floor of the bank, with flier 45 Plan of the Ground Floor of the Bank of England Branch at Manchester shewing the proposed Alterations & Additions 46 Plan of the One Pair Floor shewing the proposed Alterations &c 47 Plan of the Two Pair Floor shewing the proposed Alterations

Scale

(42-47) bar scales of 3/16 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

42 as above, The Bank of England, labelled: B No 4, Footmans Pantry, Wine Cellar, Book Room, Strong Room 43 as above, labelled: King Street, A, Lobby, Counter, Bank, Desk for 8 Clerks (twice), (pencil) 25.6, 47.0, Private Entrance to Dwelling House, Staircase &c, Iron door, Book Room, 8.9, The Agents Private / Room / 12.6 by 14.6 / (Soane) 13 by 15, Steps to Strong Room, Kitchen, Area, W.C. (twice), The Porters Room, Yard, Scullery, Servants / W.C., Coals &c, Stable, Passage, Coach house, Chancery Lane, (pencil, Walter L. Spiers, 1848-1917, curator 1904-17) G 12 Sheets 44 labelled: (on flier) Private Entrance to Dwelling House, Entrance to / the Bank, Counter, (beneath flier) Private Entrance to Dwelling House, Entrance to the / Bank, Counter, Bank, Desks for 8 Clerks (twice), Agents Private / Room, Door, Porters Room, Open Court, Passage to Kitchen &c, Recess, Kitchen, Scullery, Coals &c, Stable, Coach house, Staircase, Pantry, Larder, Area, Coals &c, Dust, Servants / W.C., A narrow Street called Chancery Lane 45 as above, labelled: B No 1, (Soane) If this plan is adopted / the book room must / be in the Basement / Story - adjoining the / Strong room / J.S. / 27 Jan 1830, King Street, Lobby, Counter, Desks for 8 Clerks (twice), 26'0'', Bank, 17'4'', Private Entrance to Dwelling House, Staircase, Door (3 times), Dining Room / 18'6'' by 19'0'', 3'0'', Steps to Strong Room, The Agents / Private Room / 13.0 by 15.0, Water Closets to be removed, Staircase, 15'0'', Chy, 20.0, Kitchen, Porters Room / 13.0 by 12.0, Court, W.C. (twice), (pencil) Coals &c, Scullery &c, Stable, Coach house, Dung &c, Chancery Lane, Warehouses, Buildings 2 Stories / Ground Floor & / Chambers over, (pencil, Walter L. Spiers, 1848-1917, curator 1904-17) E 4 Sheets 46 as above, The Bank of England Branch Manchester, labelled: B No 2, Drawing Room, Ante Room, Landing, Staircase, Bed Chamber, Bed Chamber / at present Footmans Pantry, Servants / Bed Chamber, Hay Loft &c, Closet, Coachmans Room 47 as above, The Bank of England Branch at Manchester, labelled: B No 3, Staircase

Signed and dated

  • (42) L. I. F. [Lincoln's Inn Fields] / January 1830 (43) Jany 1830 (45) 18h Jany 1830 and as above (Soane, '27 Jan 1830') (46, 47) L. I. Fields / Jany 1830

Medium and dimensions

(42-47) Pen, pencil, sepia, pink, raw Sienna and blue washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (525 x 354, 709 x 490, 711 x 484, 706 x 488, 705 x 486, 524 x 356) (44) with flier on laid paper (139 x 128)

Hand

(42-47) George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil then assistant 1806-37, curator 1837-60) (45) note by Soane

Watermark

(43-46) Smith & Allnutt 1827

Notes

In January 1830 a new phase of work began with designs for alterations to the Manchester branch bank. The first designs (drawings 42-47) share some similarities, namely the creation of a second front entrance to provide access to the domestic part of the building and alterations to make use of the warehouse and yard to the rear of the premises. The creation of a coachhouse and stables (drawings 43-45) seems to have been an important requirement, and the warehouses also provided a cause for consideration, receiving different treatment in each design. Drawings 42 and 45-47, labelled 'B No 1-4', form a set showing corresponding alterations to all floors, an extension to the rear right of the building with canted wall and, adjoining the kitchen, an open newel staircase connecting the basement to the top floor.

Level

Drawing

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