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Reference number

SM (135) 67/1/10 (136) 67/1/13

Purpose

Record drawings, 26-28 February 1818 (2)

Aspect

135 Elevation of the north (external) Front of the new Stables, Chelsea Hospital 136 Elevation of the north (courtyard) Side of the Stable Yard, Chelsea Hospital

Scale

(135-136) bar scale

Inscribed

135-136 as above and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

(135) 28th Feby 1818 (136) 26th Feby 1818-

Hand

Soane office

Notes

The courtyard elevation indicated by drawing 136 shows three arched doorways with double doors for the coaches. The arches to the left and right of these lead to roof-less rooms (as shown in perspective drawing P.387). These spaces lead to a loose box on the north-west corner (as discussed for drawings 128-129) and further stalls on the north-east corner. A section across the terminal building on the right is given.

Drawing 135 shows the external elevation, its centre articulated by narrow blind arches and wider blind arches on the terminal building. On the far left is the 'loose box' lit by a lunette already discussed (drawing 129).

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Drawing

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