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SM (178) volume 76/72


Record drawing, 8 August 1815


178 Chelsea Hospital, Plan and Sections of the Oven


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Signed and dated

  • August 8th. 1815


Soane office


Drawing 178 shows a plan and two sections of the Bakehouse oven. The plan indicates a clay fire-brick moulding around the edge, with a metal grid in its centre and (presumably) a brick surround (as brick was a particularly fire resistant material). The two sections also show the three materials (brick, fire-resistant clay and metal). There would presumably have been a fire underneath the main body of the oven with a chimney flue running up the back, to the central chimney stack.



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