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Reference number

SM (71) 56/1/22 (72) 56/1/55

Purpose

Working drawings for alterations to the branch bank (No. 6), April-May 1830 (2)

Aspect

71 Elevation of the Stable Buildings &c / next Chancery Lane, Section on the Line A. B. and Section on the line C. D. 72 Section on the Line A. B. and Section on the Line C. D.

Scale

(71, 72) bar scales of 3/16 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

71 as above, The Bank of England Branch / at Manchester, No 6, labelled (elevation): Earth, Granite Step (twice), York / Steps, Stone, Rough Arches (twice), York Coping (twice), Old Wall, and some dimensions given; (section through A. B.): To range with Soffite of present Enclosure, Framing see Specification, Closets see / Specification, Supposed depth of Foundation, Dry Rubbish well rammed, Earth, Level of Street, York Coping, Bricknogged, Wall to be made good and pointed, presumed height of old wall, (pencil) line of Coping, line of Chimney Moulds, and some dimensions given; (section through C. D.): Dry Rubbish well rammed, Earth, Dry Rubbish, York Step, Old Wall, York Coping, York (twice), and some dimensions given 72 as above, The Bank of England Branch / at Manchester, No 6, labelled (section through A. B.): To range with Soffit of present Enclosure, Framing See Specification, Closets see / Specification, Supposed depth of Foundation, Dry Rubbish well rammed, Earth, Level of Street, York Coping, Bricknogged, Wall to be made good and pointed, presumed height of old wall, and some dimensions given; (section through C. D.): Dry Rubbish well rammed, Earth, Dry Rubbish, York Step, Old Wall, York Coping, York (twice), and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • (71, 72) Lincolns Inn Fields / April 1830 (71) and J.S. (John Soane) / 26 May 1830

Medium and dimensions

(71, 72) Pen, sepia, pink, yellow, burnt Sienna and blue washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper with one fold mark (530 x 740, 530 x 715)

Hand

(71) George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil then assistant 1806-37, curator 1837-60) (72) David Paton (1801-82, assistant 1829-30)

Watermark

(71, 72) Smith & Allnutt 1827

Notes

The lines AB and CD referred to in these two drawings are shown on drawing 59. The Specification (drawing 56) states: 'the new lobby at entrance to bank and the new deal enclosure at the opposite end thereof and the framing and lining of recess & doorways to be painted four oils, grained wainscot & varnished, likewise the door from the bank to the lobby adjoining the agents room and the door of the agents room... the new partition and other new wood work to be painted four times in oil drab' (p. 28). The closet is described on page 11. The arched outline drawn with dashed lines underneath the 'section on the line CD' is the cesspool beneath the yard. The verso of drawing 72 shows an unfinished plan of the ground floor of the bank in pencil.

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Drawing

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