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image SM volume 109/27

Reference number

SM volume 109/27

Purpose

[12/23] Plan of completed design for attic storey of Queen Mary's Court, showing the accommodation and room distribution, with partitioning and cubicles.

Aspect

Attic floor plan

Scale

20 feet to 1 inch

Inscribed

In brown ink by unidentified hand at top of sheet, Garrets of Queens Marys Court. / Boys 200; and with numbered scale bar; and at top right in C19 hand, 27.

Signed and dated

Undated, but datable c. 1735

Medium and dimensions

Pen and grey ink over graphite, with grey wash; on laid paper, with 18 mm backing strip on right-hand side, pasted on to guard of volume ; 508 x 338

Hand

Unidentified hand in office of Thomas Ripley

Watermark

Strasbourg Lily / 4

Notes

The accommodation for boys is limited to the garrets above the chapel and the south range; the roof space above the east range was too low for bed space, although the attic above the central pavilion was high enough for rooms with windows either side of a central corridor. Staircases in this pavilion provide access to the dormitories, and there is another, larger staircase at the west end of the south range.

Literature

Not in Wren Society

Level

Drawing

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