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Reference number

SM (12) volume 71/37 (13) volume 71/36

Purpose

Site record drawings of Taylor's south-east Transfer Office, one dated 8 December 1817 (2)

Aspect

12-13 Perspective showing part of the foundations

Inscribed

12 Part of the floor in the 4 Percent office, Wall Plate, The Bank, The boards were pinned down / with trennels and Joist 13 The South-West angle of the 4 P cent office shewing the Battening

Signed and dated

(12) CP- 8th Decr. 1817

Hand

(12) see notes (13) Soane office

Notes

Drawing 13 shows exposed vertical strips of wood between the wall and plaster - the excavated 'battening' of one of Taylor's Offices. According to the Illustrated dictionary of historic architecture, 'battening' consists of 'Narrow battens or wood strips attached to a wall for the purpose of receiving lath and plaster'.

Drawing 12 shows the wooden joists which formed the structure on which the floor surface was laid. The 'trennels' refered to in the inscription are described in The Dictionary of architecture as 'Trenail' or 'Trennel', 'A cylindrical pin of wood, of a length proportionate to its duty, used in securing the pieces in timber framing: and used in situations where iron bolts are considered objectionable'.

Drawing 12 appears to be inscribed with the initials 'CP', which would suggest that the drawing were made by Charles Edward Papendick (1801-1835). However, Bolton records that Papendick did not begin as a pupil in Soane's office until 4 March 1818 (the drawing is dated 8 December 1817). On the other hand, the day book for December 1817 records that H. Parke (1790-1835, pupil 1814-1820) made several drawings of the Bank around this time (see also notes to drawing 15).

Literature

Cyril M. Harris, Illustrated dictionary of historic architecture, 1983, p.55; W. Papworth (ed) for the Architectural Publication Society, Dictionary of architecture, published in parts 1848-1892, volume VIII, pp.85-86

Level

Drawing

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