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Reference number

SM (48) 10/8/5 (49) 10/8/6 (50) 10/8/7 and 10/8/7a (51) 10/8/5a

Purpose

Design for heating the Accountants Office, 4 December 1804 (4)

Aspect

48 Section of the Stove in the Vault from C to D 49 Section of the Stove in the Vault from A to B 50 Plan of Basement floor showing proposed heating system and accompanying key 51 Letter to Soane from William Stark and Son

Scale

(48-50) to a scale

Inscribed

48 as above, Cold air tube, Hot / air, Hot air, Floor line of Church (sic) 49 as above, Section of floor, (pencil) 200 feet 50 plan labelled: D (six times), E (twice), B (twice), C (twice), A (twice), Chimney (twice), F (twice), G (twice), The Accountants / Office Floor and key: AA, Five large square coppers to be fixed on the Basement floor each to hold about 150 Gallons of water / with a tube through the body of the water, to bring the external air through the tubes BB / to be rarefied by passing between a column of steam as shewn by the red lines CC / DDDD Four Brass ventilators fixed flush in the floor of the Accountants Office to disharge the warm / air after it has passed through the tubes BB / EE Five Ventilators for the discharge of warm air in the basement story, but more of these may / be introduced if required / F A stove for the Accountants Office to be made to shew either a double or a single fire place with / a hot chamber at back to receive the external air to be rarefied by passing through earthen retorts / and discharged at the top of the stove, or at the side, or in the front, if more convenient as at GG 51 Sir / With this you will receive a sketch of our plan / & manner of warming the new Accountants Office I hope it / is sufficiently plain for you to understand it- if not we shall / be happy to wait on you to explain any part of it more / fully should it not meet your approbation we beg to / inform you that we shall be happy to [sic] Honored with your / order for doing the business on any other plan that you may / be pleased to fix upon // We are Sir / Your most Obedt Servts / Wm Stark and Son, Soane Esq

Signed and dated

(51) 4 Decr 1804

Hand

(48-51) office of William Stark and Son

Watermark

(51) 1801

Notes

A system of hot air pipes and radiators was installed at the onset of winter. As the diagrams show, cold air was heated by passing through a pipe surrounded by hot water. The air was piped to various locations in the Office and released through vents in the floor (and five vents in the Basement storey). In addition, more hot air was produced by a stove on the ground floor.

Level

Drawing

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