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Reference number

SM (73) 56/1/23 (74) 56/1/54 (75) 56/1/53

Purpose

Working drawings for alterations to the branch bank (No. 7), April-May 1830 (3)

Aspect

73 Section on the line E. F. and Section on the line G. H. with part plan of the yard 74 Sections on the lines EF and GH; (verso) design for alterations to the ground floor 75 Section on the line E. F. and Section on the line G. H. with part plan of the yard

Scale

(73, 75) bar scales of 3/16 inch to 1 foot (74) to a scale of 3/16 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

73 as above, Bank of England Branch Manchester, No 7 (twice), labelled (section through E. F.): Dung Pit, York Paving, York Landing, Cistern see / Specification, Rough Cut Arch, York Coping (4 times), Wall to be made good & pointed, Chy Shaft / see Specification, supposed height of Wall, and some dimensions given; (section through G. H.) : Old Steps / to be removed / & Wall made / good, York Coping (twice), New Wall, New Chy Shaft, supposed line of Wall, a (twice), a. a. Wrot Iron Straps & Staples, and some dimensions given; (plan): Yard 75 (as 73)

Signed and dated

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

Medium and dimensions

(73, 74) Pen, sepia, burnt Sienna, pink, yellow and blue washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (530 x 730, 720 x 520) (75) pen, pricked for transfer on wove paper with one fold mark (710 x 535)

Hand

(73, 74) George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil then assistant 1806-37, curator 1837-60) (75) David Paton (1801-82, assistant 1829-30)

Watermark

(73) Smith & Allnutt 1827

Notes

The Specification (drawing 56) states that the chimney shafts (shown on the section through the line EF) are 'to be carried up as high as the ridges of the roof of the house, the flues pargetted and a chimney mould fixed over each flue' (p. 7). The cistern above the dung pit is to be 'dovetailed at angles, 6ft 6 long, 3ft 9 wide and 3ft 6 inches deep... lined with lead... with proper service pipe, waste pipe, ball cock & ball complete' (p. 13). The design for alterations to the ground floor on the verso of drawing 74 appears to be a copy of drawing 53.

Level

Drawing

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