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Reference number

SM (20) volume 45/11 (21) volume 45/12 (22) volume 45/13

Purpose

Sections of unlocated mouldings and structural details, datable to 1815 (3)

Aspect

20 Structural plan of wall masonry with iron cramps 21 Sections for moulding of entablature and wall mouldings 22 Structural detail of arch centring and stone voussoirs showing iron cramps and (verso) detail of iron cramps

Inscribed

20, 22 dimensions given

Signed and dated

(20-22) datable to 1815

Hand

Soane office

Watermark

(20-22) 1812

Notes

The drawings cannot be specifically identified within the design scheme for the new passage. However, the drawings are found amongst other drawings for the new passage leading to the Rotunda at the Bank, in between working drawings and on site progress drawings. All are found within an octavo sketchbook inscribed on the cover; Mr Perr's House / York Hse Water Gate / Uxbridge Hse / Bank Passge to Rotunda / Offce Over Cheque Offce 1815. In the office at the time many projects were underway so it is possible that the pupil skips between projects in his sketchbook drawings. Thus the unidentified drawings could perhaps be for one of the other buildings, especially as these three drawings are separated from the others by several blank pages. Furthermore drawing 20 shows a section of an entablature which is most probably for an exterior structure because it has a drip moulding to divert rain water.

The drawings are of interest in showing the structural device of iron cramps; iron bars to permanently hold stones together in the same course, used for example in the construction of walls or arches.

Level

Drawing

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