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Reference number

SM (28) volume 47/13 (29) volume 47/14 (30) volume 47/15

Purpose

Site record and progress drawings of the later south or south-east Transfer Office, 25-27 April 1818 (3)

Aspect

28 Section showing the side-aisle foundation arch, with a pier base above 29 Perspective showing the side-aisle foundations (in context) 30 Plan of the stonework laid on top of the side-aisle arch

Inscribed

28 View of the part marked AB in the Plan and some dimensions given 29 View of the part marked AB in the Plan and Old / Wall (three times) 30 Plan of the part marked AB. in the / general Plan, 7/8" square, Chain-Bars at / A and B, Weight of each / 21½ lbs, about 50 lbs of / lead were required / to run each Bar, The Old Wall, Old Wall and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

(28-30) april 25th: 1818

Hand

Soane office

Notes

Drawing 28 shows the arch over the foundation side-aisle, without a floor covering it. Soane may have increased the bulk of the stone to add stability and fire-proofing. The ground-floor pier would eventualy be positioned where the arch crosses the foundation wall on the left. At the crossing point the drawing shows a stone base for the pier, with a cylindrical hole in it, probably to hold the chimney flue (drawing 16 shows a similar arrangement).

Drawing 29 shows much the same aspect as drawing 28, except from a lower view point and with more of the lower foundations evident. The inverted arch has been covered over and thick stone added on top, which again may be an addition for fire-proofing.

Drawing 30 shows the stone work laid on top of the side-aisle arch (the spacing and proportions are the same as those on drawing 28). In both drawings the same pier base is shown to the right. 'Chain-Bars' are included, to tie new stonework to walls.

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Drawing

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