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Reference number

SM (30) 11/3/63 (31) 11/3/64 (32) 11/3/65

Purpose

Designs for ground floor of houses Nos 4 & 5, September-October 1807 (3)

Aspect

30 Nos 4 & 5 New Bank Buildings / Design for the Principal Floor 31 Nos 4 & 5 New Bank Buildings / Design for the Principal Floor 32 No 5 New Bank Buildings / Design for the Principal Floor

Scale

(30-32) bar scales of 1/4 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

30 as above, labelled: No 4, No 5, A (twice), B (twice), AA doors, BB Arched Recesses, Closet, Lobby and dimensions given 31 as above, labelled: No 4, No 5, A (twice), B (twice), AA doors, BB Arched Recesses, Lobby and some dimensions given 32 as above, labelled: Closet and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • (30) Septr 17th 1807 (31) Sepr 25th 1807 (32) October 2nd 1807

Medium and dimensions

(30, 31) Pen and sepia wash, pricked for transfer (30) on wove paper (547 x 664) (31) on laid paper with one fold mark (482 x 690) (32) pen, sepia and blue washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (483 x 696)

Hand

(30, 31) Robert Dennis Chantrell (1793-1872, pupil 1807-14) (32) James Adams, jnr. (1785-1850, pupil 1806-09)

Notes

The plan of No. 4 on drawings 30-32 is identical to that on drawing 29. No. 5 sits on the most irregular plot of all the new houses, on the corner of Princes Street and Lothbury. In order to maintain the symmetry and unified appearance of the frontage, the entrance to No. 5 is placed on the Princes Street side of the building, although the interior is laid out in line with Lothbury.

Level

Drawing

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