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Reference number

SM (48) volume 47/26 (49) volume 47/21 (50) volume 71/42 (51) volume 47/23

Purpose

Two site record drawings and two (copy) working drawings for the later south or south-east Transfer Office, 16-23 May 1818 (4)

Aspect

48 Perspective showing the side-aisle arches in place and a temporary roof 49 Perspective of the side-aisle arches 50 Plan and elevation showing one of the side-aisle arches 51 Plan of the cornice at G in the adjoining Elevation and an elevation of the side-aisle piers and arch

Inscribed

50 Section of Side Arch in the / £4 Per. Ct. Office_, (pencil) Wall, arch divided / into 7 stones and some dimensions given 51 as above, In the Piers, there is a plate of / thin milled Lead between every course, plugs 1" Square / 3" long, 1½ thick and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

(48) May 16th. 1818 (50) May 23d. 1818 / A. Mee

Hand

(48-49, 51) Soane office (50) A.P. Mee (1802-1868, pupil 1818-1823)

Notes

Drawing 48 shows a general perspective of the later south or south-east Transfer Office, with completed aisle piers on either side and the longitudinal arches in the process of construction (on the left). A temporary roof is shown above, with scaffolding holding it in place, in order to keep the construction of the piers and arches below dry.

Drawing 50 is similar to drawing 38 but with wooden centering wedges in place to support the inner arch construction, as well as scaffolding. Below the elevation is a plan of the timber floor structure on which the piers and arch stood. Drawing 49 shows a similar aspect to drawing 50.

Drawing 51 shows the centering and inner arch depicted in drawings 49 and 50. The plans above correspond to the pier bases. The 'milled lead sheet' referred to in the inscription is otherwise known as rolled lead: a type of lead that has been produced by rolling since the mid-1700s and is an alternative to sand cast sheets

Level

Drawing

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