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image SM 77/2/5

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SM 77/2/5


[26] Ground floor timbers


Plan of the Timbers of the Principal Floor


to a scale


as above, No 1, Plan A, Scantling of Timber / Girders 13 Inches by 12 Inches / Binding Joists 9 Inches by 4 Inches / Bridging Joists 5 Inches by 2½ Ins / Wall Plates 7½ Inches by 5 Inches / Cieling Joists 3 Inches by 2½ Ins / Note the dotted line shews the / appertures in basement , Wall Plate (7 times), Iron Tye, Iron tyye / to connect / wall plate, This Girder to be trussed (3 times), Binding Joists (3 times), Bridging Joists (3 times), No 1 Partition in Basement, No 2 Partition in basement, Partition on Principal Floor / No 4, Partition No 6 on Wall Plate, Partition No 7 on this wall, Turn Arch under / this stone Landing, Wall / Joists 9 inches by 9 inches / NB the Joists in the Hall must / be layed 3 or 4 inches lower / than the other Rooms to / allow for the Stone Paving

Signed and dated

Copy / Feby 18th 1799

Medium and dimensions

Pen, red and yellow washes, pricked for transfer, on wove paper (521 x 634)


The office Day Book for 18-20 February 1799 has Seward, Mansfield and Sword (18 February), Mansfield and Seward (19 February), Mansfield and Sword (20 February). That is: Henry Hake Seward (1778-1848) pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808); Thomas Sword pupil January 1799 - 1804; George Mansfield, surveyor 1 May 1797 - December 1800



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