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  • image SM 77/1/72

Reference number

SM 77/1/72


[20] Working drawing for the roof to breakfast room and porch


Plan, Section and details


bar scale of 2/5 inch to 1 foot


as above, Henry Peters Esqr, Section of the Gutter &c to a larger Scale, The Section of the Girder a to larger scale, Section thro the Bindng Joists, [section] The point D will be 8 Inches lower / than E to make a fall for the Water / The Point of the gutter at G to be 8 Inches / lower than at f. [plan] water pipe, Wall Plate (twice), Gutter B, Trussed Girder (twice), Bridging Joists, Bending Joists [section of gutter] Line of gutters against wall of House at F, Boarding for Lead, Bridging / Joist, Gutter Plate, Firing on Binding Joist, Binding Joists, Wall Plate, Plates, Ceiling Joist [section of girder] Bridging / Joist (twice), Boarding for Lead, Ceiling / Joist, Plates, Girder, Binding Joist, firing on Binding Joists / to give the fall for the Water [list] Scantlings / Ft In / Girder 14 by 12 / Binding Joists 8 by 5, Bridging Joists 5½ by 4 / Ceiling Joists 2½ by 3 / Wall Plate 9 by 4 and a few dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 19/06/1801
    Lincolns Inn fields June 19th 1801

Medium and dimensions

Yellow, sepia, red and blue washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper with one fold mark (559 X 688


Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808. Henry Hake Seward with Thomas Sword. Information from Soane office Day Book.
Thomas Sword
Pupil January 1799 - 1804.


See drawing [21] for a revised desingn for the roof timbers.



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