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Reference number

(13) 28/2/19 (14)28/2/13 (15) 28/2/21

Purpose

Working drawings for the timberwork, July 1785 (3)

Aspect

13 Plan with Framing to the Chamber floor of Tendring Hall14 Section from A to B with details of roof trusses added and Section from C to D, pencil detail by builder 15 Three sections through the garret floor

Scale

(13) 1/5 inch to 1 foot (approximately) (14) bar scale of 1/6 inch to one foot (15) as drawing 13

Inscribed

13 as above, (Soane) All the Binding Joists 5 by 10¾ / Bridging Joists 4 by 3 / A.A. &c 10 by 5 / Wall plates 7 by 6 / In the Bow, great care must be taken to secure / the Building Joists to the Wall plate & also / to the Girder, dimensions of timbers given, (Sanders) Tendring Hall (unidentified hand, verso) Frameing to Chamber floor14 as above, (Sanders) Sections of Tendring Hall, building and some timber dimensions given, In one depth, One depth (three times), (Soane) One purloin (sic) & 6 Ins.Aq. / Poll Plate 6 by 4 / Rafter 5 by 2½ / in the longest bays / & in that / proportion / in the other bays, calculations and (pencil, builder) 38.4 Garret / 33.4 flat pine / 32.4 Garret ---- - -- (illegible), (unidentified hand, verso) Best Stairs15 (Sanders) Tendring Hall, illegible note in pencil by builder and (unidentified hand, verso) Tendring Hall / Plan of the Roof & Section / of do and (verso, Baldwin) Tendring Hall / Plan of the Roof & section / of -- (illegible)

Signed and dated

(13) Margaret Street July 3d 1785

Medium and dimensions

(13) Black and brown pen, pencil on cartridge paper with three fold marks, recently repaired (605 x 454) (14) pen, red pen for some lettering, pencil on cartridge paper with three fold marks and chamfered corners (585 x 450) (15) pen, pencil on cartridge paper with three fold marks, recent repairs (598 x 491)

Hand

(13) Soane (14) Robert Baldwin (fl. 1762-1804) with Soane notes and revisions (15) Robert Baldwin - 14-15 pencil notes by builder

Notes

These drawings have been grouped together since they deal with information on the disposition and size of timbers required by the carpenter. 'Purloin' was the term used at this time for 'purlin' - the longitudinal timber in a roof, resting on the principal rafters, and carrying the common rafters. Drawing 14 shows an Ionic order on the ground floor and a Corinthian order to the first floor. Drawing 51, dated 27 May, 1786, shows the details of a more inventive leaf capital.

Level

Drawing

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