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Design for the stables roofs, 28 October 1789 (1)


The recto of drawing 26 shows the roof over the centre of the north range and the roof over the single-storey east and west ranges. The verso of the sheet has plans of the roofs on the south clock tower and the centre of the north range.

The centre of the north range has a queen-post roof. As opposed to the design shown in section on drawing 24, the roof in drawing 26 does not have metal straps at the ends of the tie-beam. The purlins are attached to the principal rafters (see Notes drawing 25) with a poll plate receiving the common rafters. The roof measures 6 feet 6 inches high, 35 feet 6 inches wide. It rests on brick walls 2 feet 3 inches thick. The plan on the verso of the sheet shows the hipped roof from above, with a dormer at each end and two chimneys surmounting the flat top. The roof is 59 feet 6 inches long, covering the centre part of the north range (see plan in drawing 20).

The roof over the east and west ranges is a king-post structure with hipped ends. The principal rafters are spaced at irregular intervals along the length of the building, probably in response to the supporting brick walls beneath.

The clock tower springs from the entrance building and is surmounted by a hipped roof with eaves projecting 1 foot 10 3/4 inches over the wall.

The drawing was made by Sanders from sketches by Thomas Chawner (1774-1851, pupil 1788-94).



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