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Reference number

SM (174) volume 76/46 (175) volume 76/45 (176) volume 76/48 (177) volume 76/47

Purpose

Record drawing, c.25-26 November 1814 (4)

Aspect

174 Chelsea Hospital, Elevation of the Bake House (east front) 175 Elevation of the side of the New Bakehouse (north front) 176 Chelsea Hospital, Elevation of Chimney to Bake House 177 Plan and Section of Cornice to Bake House

Scale

(174, 176-177) bar scale

Inscribed

174-176 as above 177 as above, labelled A-F, A Rafter, B Pole Plate, C Gutter boards, D Blocking Pieces, E Wall Plate, F Bearer

Signed and dated

(174) Novr: 25th: 1814 (176) Novr 26 1814 (177) Novr. 26th: 1814.

Hand

Soane office

Watermark

(174-176) 1812

Notes

Soane's Bakehouse was located between Soane's Stables and Wren's old Guardhouse, bordered by the 'West Road' on its east side. The designs show a one-storey, yellow stock brick building with a hipped slate roof and a distinctive 'Soanean' central chimney stack.

Drawing 175 shows the front facing north, towards Soane's Stables. This has a simple entrance flanked on either side by a window. The central chimney stack is shown in drawing 176: a central pedestal-chimney stack framed either side by panel piers crowned by miniature canopy domes. The side piers are semi-detached from the main stack, connected by a continuous stringcourse.

Drawing 177 shows a plan and section of the Bakehouse cornice. The section is labelled and the plan, though unlabelled, corresponds to the section across D to E.

Level

Drawing

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