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SM (5) 10/7/10


Survey of the Pay Hall and adjacent offices, as built, April 1806


5 Ground floor plan


to a scale


The Bank, Pay Hall, Lobby to Court Room, Vestibule, Treasury and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • Lincolns Inn Fields April 30 1806


Soane office


J Ruse 1804


To the north of the Pay Hall were two offices belonging to Mr Newland (Chief Cashier from 1778 to 1807). In c.1806 the offices were altered, with the east office made to serve as an addition to the adjacent Treasury and the west office opened on its south side to the Pay Hall.



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