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image SM (16) volume 41/58 verso

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SM (16) volume 41/58 verso


Record copy of Plan &c of Kitchen Offices


16 Ground floor plan, Section on the Line B.C. and elevation of wall with Iron Gates / to open in / the middle, put / in Hook Stones


bar scale of 1/9 inch to 1 foot approximately


as above, A.A. Voids left to receive the / Damp / D. Single Cornice / E. Plates, Level of Passage, Level of Ground, Kitchen, Open Area (twice), Land tyes every / 10 feet , A (twice), B, C, D , E and some dimensions given

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil on laid paper (242 x 360) bound into 'Precedents in Architecture' SM volume 41


John Sanders (pupil 1784-90)


T French


The plan is incomplete so that, for example, only part of the kitchen is shown. What is shown is a wall that is seven feet high on a half-ellipse plan approached by a gate and a stair that is about six feet high - the difference in level between the 'Level of Passage' and the 'Level of Ground' outside the wall. The 'passage' is presumably a covered way with a single-pitched roof and would be invisible, as would the offices from the outside.



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