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Reference number

SM (8) 1/3/8 (9) 1/3/9


Survey drawings the Bank buildings, 1802 (2)


8 Ground plan showing separate holdings in the Bank buildings 9 A copy of drawing 8, with dimensions of streets and holdings


(8-9) bar scale


8-9 Royal Exchange, Bank Coffee House, Wills Coffee House, Messrs Sherwin and Williams, Mr Bonnett, Sun Fire Office, Ladbroke & Co, Richardson Goodluck & Co, Mr Arnold 8 The Plan of the Bank Buildings, The Bank of England and dimensions given 9 Plan of Buildings opposite the Bank, Entrance Court / Bank, Threadneedle Street, Bank Street, Cornhill, Castle Alley, Bartholomew Lane and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • (8) March 1802 (9) March 12 1802

Medium and dimensions

(8) Pencil, pen, grey, pink, and blue washes within double ruled border on laid paper (507 x 709) (9) pen, grey and pink washes on laid paper (522 x 672)


Soane office


(8) J Whatman 1794


Soane managed the Bank's speculative properties as well as the Bank itself. In Septemer 1799 the Bank received proposals for leases to its properties. The Building Committee minutes records that the Committee decided to take the Sun Fire Office's offer for a lease.



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