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Reference number

SM (58) 56/1/18 (59) 56/1/48 (60) 56/1/47

Purpose

Working drawings for alterations to the ground floor (No. 2), April-May 1830 (3)

Aspect

58 Plan of the Ground Floor shewing the proposed Alterations and Additions and Plan shewing the Sleepers & / Joists to Agents Room &c 59 Plan of the Ground Floor shewing the proposed Alterations and Additions and Plan shewing the Sleepers & / Joists to Agents Room 60 Plan of the Ground Floor Shewing the proposed / Alterations and Additions and Plan shewing the Sleepers & Joists / to Agents Room

Scale

(58-60) bar scales of 3/16 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

58 as above, The Bank of England Branch at Manchester, No 2, labelled: A., See Drawing No 8, Lobby, Counter (see Specification), a (4 times), b (4 times), Bank, 2½ Deal Enclosure see Specification, Private Entrance to the Agents Dwelling House, a.a.a.a. Present situation of the Iron / Pillars which are to be moved to the / situations marked b.b.b.b., Closets, Partition to be removed, a, Staircase to the / Strong Room, Book Room, Sash door (twice), Chy Jambs to be cut away / 9 inches & properly / supported above, Bricknogged Partition, A, Agents Private Room, E, Hall, Skylight, A, Servants Hall, (Soane) Is it right to -------- [illegible] / external doors / GB [George Bailey], H, See Drawing / No 12, Wall 25ft high above the level of the Ground Floor, D, Skylight, Lobby, Agents / Water Closet, Porters / Room, Closet (twice), Clerks / Water Closet, A, Sink, Yard Paved with / Tooled York Paving, Dresser see Specification, Kitchen, C, AAA Quarter Partitions / Bricknogged, A, Copper, Scullery, York Sink / with proper Washer / & Waste, Step, Coal House, Tooled York Paving, Arch (3 times), Lobby, Arch, A, Staircase, A, Dresser &c see / Specification, Pantry, 2½ Deal framed Partition, Passage, Dung / Pit, Coach house, A, Stable, Trap / door, G, F, Knife Board, Dust, Servants / Water Closet, York Paving / Tooled, Drain Stone, B, Chancery Lane, Sleepers 4x3 / Joists 6x3, and some dimensions given 59 as above, The Bank of England Branch at Manchester, Copy, No 2, labelled: A, See Drawing No 8, Lobby, Counter see Specification, a (4 times), b (4 times), Bank, 2½ Deal Enclosure see Specification, Private Entrance to the Agents Dwelling House, a.a.a.a. Present situation / of the Iron Pillars which are to / be moved to the situations / marked b.b.b.b., Closets, Partition to be removed, Hall, Staircase to the Strong Room, Book Room, Sash door (twice), Chimney Jambs to be cut away / and properly supported above, Bricknogged Partition, Agents Private / Room, (pencil) Proposed door, E, Dr Humes House &c, Skylight, Servants Hall, H, See Drawing / No 12, Wall 25ft high above the level of the Ground Floor, D, Skylight, Agents / Water Closet, Porters / Room, Clerks / Water Closet, Sink, Yard Paved with / Tooled York Paving, Dresser see Specification, Kitchen, C, AAA Quarter Partitions / Bricknogged, A, Step, Coal House, Tooled York Paving, Arch (3 times), York Sink / with proper / washer & waste, Copper, Scullery, A, Lobby, A, Stable, G, Coach house, Dung Pit, Arch, Staircase, Dresser &c see / Specification, Pantry, 2½ deal framed Partition, Passage, F, Knife board, Dust, Servants / Water Closet, York Paving / Tooled, Drain stone, B, Chancery Lane, Sleepers 4x3 / Joists 6x3, and some dimensions given 60 as above, No 2, labelled: Lobby, Counter (see Specification), a (4 times), b (4 times), Bank, 2½ Deal Enclosure (see Specification), Private Entrance to Agents Dwelling House, a a a a Present situation of the Iron / Pillars which are to be moved to the / Situations marked b b b b, Closets, Partition to be removed, Hall, Staircase to the Strong Room, Book Room, Sash Door (twice), Bricknogged Partition, Agents Private / Room, Skylight, Lobby, Agents / Water Closet, Porters Room, Closet (twice), Servants Hall, AAAA Quarter Partitions / Bricknogged, Kitchen, Dresser see Specification, Tooled York Paving, Clerks / Water Closet, Tooled York Paving, Sink, Coal house, York Sink / with waste / & Washer, Copper, Scullery, Staircase, Arch, Lobby, Stable, Coach House, Dung / Pit, Passage, 2½ Deal framed / Partition, Pantry &c, Dresser &c, Knife boarse [sic], Dust, Servants / Water Closet, Tooled York Paving, Sleepers 4x3 / Joist 6x3, and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • (58) Lincolns Inn Fields / April 1830 and J.S. (John Soane) / 26 May 1830

Medium and dimensions

(58-60) Pen, red pen, pencil, sepia, pink, grey-blue and yellow washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper with one fold mark (733 x 531, 710 x 511, 662 x 545)

Hand

(58) George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil then assistant 1806-37, curator 1837-60) (59) David Paton (1801-82, assistant 1829-30) (60) Thomas Heath, clerk of works

Watermark

(58) Smith & Allnutt 1827 (59) Smith & Allnutt 1823 (60) 1827

Notes

Alterations to the ground floor in drawings 58-60 include a new front entrance to the bank, the conversion of the kitchen into an agent's room and the extension of the right hand side of the building towards Chancery Lane at the rear. The warehouses are entirely rebuilt, becoming an extension of the main building, and contain a new kitchen, scullery and outhouses, and a coach house and stables accessed from Chancery Lane. On drawing 59, pencil additions suggest the layout of the desks in the banking hall and an alternative configuration (which was executed - see drawings 90 and 96) for the new front entrance. Corresponding entries in the Specification (drawing 56) can be found on pages 11-22, and include a description of the new dressers (p. 12) and alterations to the counters in the bank (p. 22). The lines AB, CD, EF and GH relate to sectional drawings made at the same time as these (drawings 71-75).

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