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Reference number

SM (83) 11/3/6 (84) 11/3/7

Purpose

Further designs for counting houses of houses No. 2 and 3, July 1810 (2)

Aspect

83 Plan of the Basement Story of the / Offices behind the Houses No 2 & 3 / in "New Bank Buildings" as / designed 84 Ground floor plan

Scale

(83) to a scale of 3/8 inch to 1 foot (84) bar scale of 3/8 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

83 as above and dimensions given 84 labelled: Rec[eive]d from & App[rove]d by Mr Mitchell 21st July 1810, Part of / No 2 "New Bank / Buildings", Outer Office, Court Yard, Chimney, Accounting House (twice), Chimy, Part of No 3 / New Bank Buildgs, Strong Clos, Lobby, Outer Office, Court Yard, Accounting Office, Lobby and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

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Medium and dimensions

(83, 84) Pen, grey and pink washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper with one fold mark (627 x 536, 689 x 568)

Hand

Soane office

Watermark

(83, 84) SH

Notes

Drawing 83 differs slightly from a previous design (drawing 80) in that there is a staircase going down from the basement to a water closet at the rear of house No. 3, and the rooms nearer to the main building are subdivided differently.

William Mitchell, from whom drawing 84 was 'received and approved', was the surviving partner of Thellusson, Nephew & Co. after the death of George Woodford Thellusson on 30 December 1811.

The verso of drawing 83 has the rough beginnings of a design with two columns, possibly for a porch.

Level

Drawing

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