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Reference number

SM (51) 56/1/15 (52) 56/1/14 (53) 56/1/13 (54) 56/1/16

Purpose

Further unexecuted designs and variant designs for alterations, January/February 1830 (4)

Aspect

51 Plan of the Basement Story shewing the proposed / Alterations and Additions 52 Plan of the Manchester Branch Bank shewing the proposed / Alterations and Additions, ground floor 53 Plan of the Manchester Branch Bank shewing the / proposed Alterations and Additions, ground floor 54 Plan of the One Pair Floor shewing the / proposed Alterations

Scale

(51-54) bar scales of 1/11 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

51 as above, The Bank of England Branch at Manchester, labelled: (pencil) Butlers / Pantry, Wine Cellar, Strong / Room, (pencil) Servants / Hall, Wash house, Coals &c, Kitchen, Scullery, Larder / &c, Court, Servts / W.C., Dust 52 as above, The Bank of England, labelled: (pencil) C, King Street, Private Entrance to the Agents House, Desk (twice), Bank, Counter, Entrance to the Bank, Book Room, Staircase, Hall &c, Steps to Strong Room, Agents Private / Room / 13.0, Agents / W.C., Buildings 2 Stories / Basement & / Ground Floor, Passage, Porters / Room, 16.6, 20.0, Eating Room, Buildings / 2 Stories / Basement & / Ground Floor, W.C. (twice), Coals &c, Upper part / of / Kitchen, Buildings / 1 Story, Pantry &c, Scullery, Coach house, Stable, Court, Dust &c, Servants / W.C., Chancery Lane (twice) 53 as above, The Bank of England, (Soane) Estimated Expense / about £2400, labelled: Entrance to the Bank, Counter, Bank, Desk (twice), Private Entrance to the Agents House, Hall, Staircase, Book Room, Lobby, Agents Room, Steps to Strong Room, Covered Passage, Porters Room, Yard, Kitchen, Scullery, Coals &c, Stable, Coach house, Pantry / & / Larder, Court, Chancery Lane, (pencil) B 54 as above, The Bank of England Branch at Manchester, labelled: Drawing Room, Ante / Room, Landing

Signed and dated

  • (51) L. I. Fields / January 1830 (52, 54) L. I. Fields / Jany 1830 (53) L. I. Fields Feby 1830

Medium and dimensions

(51-54) Pen, pencil, sepia, pink, yellow, raw umber and blue washes, pricked for transfer within a double ruled border on laid paper (53) with four fold marks (472 x 290, 473 x 291, 472 x 291, 472 x 289)

Hand

(51-54) George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil then assistant 1806-37, curator 1837-60)

Watermark

(51, 53) W Weatherley 1829 (52, 54) fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar and below, ornate WW [sic]

Notes

Proposals for alterations to the branch bank continue from where drawing 50 left off, with the banking areas (shown in yellow wash) to the front and right hand side of the premises. The development of the basement is concentrated on the rear of the premises, and includes new domestic facilities. The need for a second front entrance to the ground floor is shown again in drawings 52 and 53. These two designs differ only in the arrangement of the rooms to the rear left of the building. The dashed lines on the plan of the one pair floor (drawing 54) show the layout of the roofs and chimneys behind the main part of the bank.

Level

Drawing

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