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Reference number

SM (69) volume 76/2 (70) volume 76/30 (71) volume 76/33 (72) volume 76/3 (73) volume 76/4

Purpose

Working drawings, 14-15 September (5)

Aspect

69 Plan of one of the Wards of the New Infirmary at Chelsea Hospital 70 Chelsea Hospital, Plan of the lower Ward in the S.W. Wing of the New Infirmary 71 Chelsea Hospital, plan of a ward 72 Section on the line AB of the former Plan 73 Section on the line CD of the former Plan

Scale

(69, 73) bar scale

Inscribed

69 as above and some dimensions given 72 as above, labelled Girder, Plate, Joist, Bond Timber and some dimensions given 73 as above, labelled Bond Timber, Girder, Wall Plate and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

(69) Septr. 14th 1810 (72) Septr. 14th 1810 (73) Septr. 15th 1810

Hand

Soane office

Notes

The Physician and Surgeon at Chelsea Hospital both advised Soane that accommodation for 80 patients would be necessary in the proposed Infirmary. Soane suggested that this would not be possible given the constraints imposed by the necessary re-use of Yarborough House (in his report, given to the Board of Commissioners on 13 April 1809.

Drawings 69 and 70 show the floor plan of a ward, presumably one of those at the southern-most end of the projecting wings. Drawing 71 shows the plan of the room (one in from the north-west corner) labelled as 'Nurse' on drawing 52, 'Bath Room' on drawing 55 and 'Nurses Common Room' on drawing 56.

Drawing 72 shows the cross-section across the line marked AB on the plan (drawing 69), whereas drawing 73 shows the section cut across the line marked CD.

Literature

Papers, presented to the House of Commons, relating to the Building of a New Infirmary, and the Leasing of Ground at Chelsea Hospital (ordered by the House of Commons) to be Printed, 20th April 1809

Level

Drawing

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