Design for chimneypieces in the drawing room and private room of the Bank of England branch, Plymouth: plans, elevations and details

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RIBApix ref no RIBA83014
Architect/DesignerWightwick, George (1802-1872)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1830
Image Date1830
StyleClassical Revival
Library ReferenceVOS/204 f.61
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The Bank of England branch opened in Plymouth in 1834 on the corner of St Andrew's Terrace and it was probably for this building that these designs were meant. The next offices for the Bank opened in 1844 in a new building designed by C. R. Cockerell so it is unlikely that Wightwick would have supplied designs for that building. This design is one of a number of drawings bound into five volumes entitled 'Architectural works of George Wightwick', made between 1832 and 1850. Wightwick instructed his articled pupils to make this detailed set of retrospective drawings to illustrate every building of importance he had designed. The drawings were intended to serve both as a record of Wightwick's completed buildings and as a method of conveying to his students the design process from initial working design to finished structure.

Subject tags

banks, fireplaces, mantelpieces