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SM (5) volume 42/186


Working drawing for Bullion Office with three barrel vaults


5 Half-elevation of arch, Plan of one of the / Piers, detail of springing point; (verso) elevation with line of radius


as above, Stone, Two / course / of / bricks, Stone / Spr[ing], Cones, 5 pan[el]s, eq[ual], Floor, Inverted Arch, Stone / Arch, Plaister and dimensions given; (verso) Q[uer]y , 5 pannels or Ribs, Concentric




The verso of drawing 5 shows the barrel vaults. The arch of the vaults are concentric with each window. The semicircular-headed arches separating the vaults are shown on the recto of drawing 5. Details on the drawing show the piers decorated with an incised Greek key motif on the intrados, as shown in perspective on drawing 3.



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