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Reference number

SM (119) volume 76/37 (120) volume 76/38 (121) volume 76/39 (122) volume 76/40

Purpose

Record drawings, 25 October - 1 November 1814 (4)

Aspect

119 Section of Roof of the New Stables, Chelsea Hospital showing a king post truss 22 feet wide overall, 19 feet between the wall-plates 120 Plan and section of one of the corners of the Roof to the new Stables / at Chelsea Hospital - the diagonal member measuring 8 feet 121 Roof to the New Stables at Chelsea Hospital showing a queen post truss with a flat top, 19 feet wide between the wall-plates 122 Plan of part of the timbering of the new / Stables at Chelsea Hospital measuring 19 x 29 feet

Scale

(119-122) bar scale

Inscribed

119-122 as above and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

(119) October 25th: 1814 (120) October 25: 1814- (121) November 1st. 1814. (122) November 1. 1814

Hand

Soane office

Notes

These record copies of drawings made by a pupil in Soane's office show that alternative types of roof truss were considered: a king post truss and a queen post with a flat top. The elevated perspective of 'the new buildings' at Chelsea Hospital (drawing 142) shows that the roof, as built, had a hipped roof with a central three-bay attic with a pavilion roof.

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Drawing

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