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  • image SM 89/5/20

Reference number

SM 89/5/20


[29] Skylight to greenhouse and new ceiling / floor


Ceiling floor / over new Building and Skylight to Greenhouse


to a scale


as above, Lord Eliots St James Square, Gutter Plates 12 x 5 / Tie beams Binding Joists / Trimmers 9 by 4 / Principal Raft. / Collar Beam 6 by 4 / Ceiling joists 2 by 3, Lead Cistern, Oven, Kitchen, New / Room, (?) New Hole (ventilation ducts?)

Signed and dated

  • 30/07/1805
    July 30 1805

Medium and dimensions

Pen on laid paper with 3 fold marks (350 x 570)
Pen on laid paper with 3 fold marks (351 x 570)


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


The new greenhouse was located at the back of the 'drawing room floor' that is, the first floor. So that the roof of the greenhouse was at the level of the second floor. Drawing [14] indicates this and also the 'Ceilling floor'.



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