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image SM 89/5/12

Reference number

SM 89/5/12


[28] Section of roof truss


Section Shewing Principal Rafters &c / to Roof


to a scale


as above, Lord Eliot and (verso) Roof to Greenhouse

Signed and dated

July 29 1805

Medium and dimensions

Pen on laid paper with 3 fold marks (350 x 570)
Pen, some hatching on laid paper with 3 fld marks (352 x 573)


attributed to R.Woodward, clerk of works 27 May to 12 October 1805 (Ledger D p.237)


A roof structure with rafters, purlins, tie beam and post. Necessary because of new works including the conversion of the loft into a garret (see drawing [22]).



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