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  • image SM 40/2/33

Reference number

SM 40/2/33


[6] Design for the ground floor with alterations by Soane, 21 June 1801


Plan of the ground floor


bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot


Messrs Praeds & Co / Fleet Street, Sketch of Design for the proposed New Banking House in Fleet Street, labelled: Door (twice), Str[ong] Clo[set] and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 21 June 1801
    June 21 1801

Medium and dimensions

Pen, brown pen and sepia wash, pricked for transfer within triple ruled border on wove paper (669 x 544)


Henry Hake Seward or Thomas Sword


WL 1794


In this drawing Soane continued to work out the alterations that he had introduced in drawing [5]. The main difference here is that the staircase has been moved behind Messrs North, Hoare & Co's property so that the entrance passage continues uninterrupted to the rear of the site, where it ends in a room with a vaulted ceiling. The back parlour has been divided into two separate rooms and a strong closet.



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