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Reference number

SM (22) volume 56/3 (23) volume 56/2 (24) volume 56/2 (25) volume 47/2

Purpose

Site record drawings, 6-7 September 1816 (4)

Aspect

22 Plan of the flues and section of the 48 Rafters on side of the Roof 23 Half-elevation of one of the Eight Principals in the Roof of the New Office over the / Cheque Office at the Bank of England 24 Elevation of one of the Principals in the roof of / the building erecting over the Reduced Annuity and Cheque Office and a detail 25 Elevation and Section showing the (pencil) The Mortise of the head of the King Post to reveive / the ridge straining piece

Inscribed

22 as above, (pencil) Plan of the Flues of the new office at the / Bank at the time they are level with / the under part of the Beams, Rafters 5:8" long-, Side of the Roof next Princes Street, 2" deep and some dimensions given 25 as above, Oak (twice) and some dimensions given 24 as above, See the parts at large in the following pages, halved / together, Oak (twice), Wall, Drawings of various parts of the Bank, notches at T and V, ¾" / deep and some dimensions given 25 as above, labelled M (twice) and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

(23) 6th. September 1816 (24) September 7th. 1816. (25) September 7th, 1816

Hand

Soane office

Notes

Drawing 22 shows a section for part of the queen post (in the left hand corner), that corresponds to that shown on drawing 23. The rafter is shown above and a plan of the flues is shown on the right hand side. The longitudinal section above shows the main rafter with the positions of the lateral beams indicated underneath.

Drawing 23 shows part of a queen post roof structure, corresponding to that shown in drawing 24. Drawing 24 also shows the iron tie rods that secured the roof beams together. Drawing 25 corresponds to the top part of the queen post, labelled M on drawing 24, which is the joint that carries the beam running horizontal to the vertical elevation, linking the queen post to a corresponding queen post at the other end of the roof.

The particular joint shown in drawing 24 is labelled as a 'mortise', which was a joint used to connect wooden parts. The 'mortise' is the recess part of the joint and a 'tenon' was fitted into it, dovetailing the two components together.

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Drawing

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