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  • image SM 77/2/32

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SM 77/2/32


[30] Detail of truss


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Ramsey Abbey, E full size and Thickness of the Truss

Signed and dated

  • 00/07/1804
    Copy of one sent to Cooke / July 1804

Medium and dimensions

Pen and warm sepia wash, on laid paper (560 x 335)


Soane office


James Cook was Soane's clerk of works at Ramsey Abbey. Although (by July 1804) the final design had not yet been settled it was probably necessary to take down some parts of the building and to shore up other parts.



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