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Reference number

SM (59) 67/5/7 (60) 80/1/4 (61) volume 76/34 (62) volume76/35 (63) volume 76/36 (64) 80/1/3 (65) volume 76/1

Purpose

Design and working drawings, 20-25 June 1810 (7)

Aspect

59 Elevation Chelsea Hospital, Design for part of the South Front of the New Infirmary 60 Front of Cornice to new Infirmary 61 Chelsea Hospital, Elevation of part of the Balustrade of the New Infirmary 62 Part of the Cornice of the New Infirmary 63 Front of Cornice to New Infirmary at Chelsea / Hospital and section of cornice 64 Section of Cornice to new Infirmary at Chelsea 65 Chelsea Hospital, Elevation of One of the Windows of of the New Infirmary

Scale

(59) bar scale (60) Full size (62-63) One fourth of the full size (64) Full size (65) bar scale

Inscribed

59 as above, labelled drawing from which the Estimate was made and some pencil calculations given 60-62 as above 63 as above, labelled Weathered Joints to top of Cornice 2 inches wide / and 1 inch high. Joggles to each Stone and run with / Lead 64 as above, labelled Drawing from which the Estimate was made, Wall line, A, Qy Front 21st June 1810, Brickwork, Weather'd Joints to top of Cornice 2 Inches wide & one Inch high / Joggles to each Stone, run with with Lead, and Bed

Signed and dated

(59) 25th June 1810 (60) 21st June 1810 (64) 20th June 1810 (65) John Buxton

Hand

(59-64) Soane office (65) John Buxton (pupil 1809-14, as per inscription)

Watermark

(61) 1807

Notes

Drawing 59 shows part of the south arcade and the south wall of the western projecting wing. The design is similar to drawing 58 with blind arcading framing round-arched windows on the ground floor and shorter round-arched windows on the upper storey. The main difference is in the cornice design however, which drawing 59 shows with a roundel-metope separating the triglyphs and on top, a balustrade framed by pedestals, surmounted by S-shape patterned stonework, between antifixae either side. Although drawing 60 shows a different arrangement in detail, it was probably intended as a variant design for the skyline ornament.

Drawings 61 to 64 all show details of the cornice, in section and elevation. Drawing 61 appears to be a preliminary sketch for drawing 62. Both show part of the cornice, a roundel-metope framed by two triglyphs.

Drawings 63 and 64 show the cornice in section, with 'drip lines' indicated on the overhang each side (onto the roof and opposite).
'Joggles', as per the inscription to drawing 63, are joints between two pieces of building material formed by a notch and fitted projection.

Level

Drawing

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