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Reference number

SM (33) 11/3/62 (34) 11/3/66 (35) 11/3/67 (36) 11/3/68

Purpose

Further designs for ground floor of houses No. 5, December 1807-January 1808 (4)

Aspect

33 Ground floor plan of No. 4 with site boundary and survey plan of buildings next to the site on Lothbury 34 No 5 New Bank Buildings / Design for the Principal Floor 1807 35 No 5 New Bank Buildings / Design for the Principal Floor 36 No 5 New Bank Buildings / Plan of the Basement Story (see note)

Scale

(33-36) bar scales of 1/4 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

33 labelled: No 4 & 5 New Bank Buildings and some dimensions given 34 as above, labelled: Lothbury, Area (3 times), Porch and Entrance, Lobby, The / Best Stair- / case, Water Closet, Court, Closet, Entrance to the / Offices and some dimensions given 35 as above 36 as above and some dimensions given; (verso, pencil): Pr[incipal] floor, Arched as 5

Signed and dated

  • (34) Lincolns Inn Fields / Decr 24th 1807 (35) Decemr 29th / 1807 (36) January 8 1808

Medium and dimensions

(33) Pen, pricked for transfer on laid paper with one fold mark (542 x 666) (34) pen, sepia, warm sepia and blue washes with a double ruled and black wash border on wove paper (496 x 700) (35, 36) pen and sepia wash, pricked for transfer on laid paper with one fold mark (531 x 602, 513 x 627)

Hand

(33, 36) George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil then assistant 1806-37, curator 1837-60) (34, 35) James Adams, jnr. (1785-1850, pupil 1806-09)

Watermark

(34) J Whatman 1804 (cut off)

Notes

Before the end of December 1807, the Bank acquired another property on Lothbury, for which measurements are shown on drawing 33. This allowed Soane to extend house No. 5 by around 23 feet, adding 3 bays to the Lothbury frontage and a new 'entrance to the offices'. Drawing 36, despite being labelled as a 'plan of the basement story', shows the ground floor of the house.

Level

Drawing

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