- The drawings from the office of Sir John Soane
A map (in the Soane Museum numbered SM 57/3/6) of Hull dated March 1818 shows Salt House Lane leading from the Old Dock to the Old Harbour. The bank is marked on the map as south of Dryden's En and Mill Yard, west of Salthouse Ct and east of Sleight Ct. It occupied the same premises until 1856, when business was moved to a new building in Whitefriargate, designed by P.C. Hardwick (1822-1892) for the Bank of England. The old property on Salthouse Lane was sold to the trustees for the Sailors' Home. In 1966 the listed building was compulsorily purchased by the City Council before being sold to the William Sutton Trust in 1986 and converted into 12 flats. Although substantial alterations were made to the interior, the exterior of the property remains largely in its original state. It is now known as 'Alfred Schofield House', and is listed Grade II.
W. Marston Acres, The Bank of England from Within, 1694-1900, Vol. II, 1931, pp. 435 & 573-4; A. Godden, Hullweb History of Hull: Salthouse Lane, <www.hullwebs.co.uk>; English Heritage, British Listed Buildings: Alfred Schofield House, <www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk>
Tom Drysdale, February 2013
Sir John Soane's collection includes some 30,000 architectural, design and topographical drawings which is a very important resource for scholars worldwide. His was the first architect’s collection to attempt to preserve the best in design for the architectural profession in the future, and it did so by assembling as exemplars surviving drawings by great Renaissance masters and by the leading architects in Britain in the 17th and 18th centuries and his near contemporaries such as Sir William Chambers, Robert Adam and George Dance the Younger. These drawings sit side by side with 9,000 drawings in Soane’s own hand or those of the pupils in his office, covering his early work as a student, his time in Italy and the drawings produced in the course of his architectural practice from 1780 until the 1830s.
Browse (via the vertical menu to the left) and search results for Drawings include a mixture of Concise catalogue records – drawn from an outline list of the collection – and fuller records where drawings have been catalogued in more detail (an ongoing process).