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Reference number

SM 40/4/21


[9] Design for the new building based on drawing [8]


Ground floor plan


bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot


W. A. Jackson Esqre / Fountain Court, labelled: 6.0, Chief Clerks / Parlour, Fountain Court, Porters / Lodge, Vestibule, Entce, Warehouse (3 times), 13.9 (3 times), Court (3 times), 10.0 (twice), 1.6 (twice), 4.6, Compting / House, Comptg House, 12.0, 3.9, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7; (verso, pencil): W. A. Jackson & Co

Signed and dated

  • 7 July 1804
    July 7 1804

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and sepia wash, pricked for transfer on laid paper with two fold marks (675 x 560)


Sir John Soane RA (1753 - 1837)


This design is based on the previous rough drawing in Soane's hand (drawing [8]). The two rooms to the right of the warehouses are identified as counting houses and the room below the Porter's Lodge on the drawing as the Chief Clerk's Parlour.



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