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image Image 1 for SM (26) volume 47/3 (27) volume 47/5 (28) volume 47/4
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Reference number

SM (26) volume 47/3 (27) volume 47/5 (28) volume 47/4

Purpose

Site record drawings, 7 September 1816 (3)

Aspect

26 Plan, elevation and section showing The manner in which the Ends of / the Beams are dovetailed into the / Wall plate 27 Plan of the underneath side of the / Beam shewing the nuts etc at K, elevation and detail of one of the supporting posts, with central iron tie rod 28 Elevation showing one of the Queen posts with central iron tie rod

Inscribed

26 as above, labelled A, B, C, D, Tenon 1½" thick, Tenon, Lead (twice), Plan shewing the / nuts &c at E and some dimensions given 27 as above, labelled F, G, H, K (twice), I, W, Lead (three times), nut, (pencil) Queen Post and some dimensions given 28 labelled L, M, N, O, R, Q, S, X, Y the same as at K, Lead (five times), (pencil) The King Post and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

(26-28) September 7th, 1816

Hand

Soane office

Notes

Drawing 26 shows the joint at the end of the roof structure elevation, with a tenon fitted to a mortise, secured with a diagonal iron tie beam.

Drawing 27 shows the joist beam in-between the angle at the end of the structure and the queen post - the letters labelled correspond to those on drawing 24. Again, iron tie rods are shown securing the beams to each other and the mortise/tenon joint is outlined. Lead is labelled on all the mortise/tenon joints, and was presumably used as an adhesive in this context.

Drawing 28 shows part of the same elevation shown on drawing 24: the mortise and tenon joints are filled with lead and the iron tie rod secure the beam.

There is some inconsistency in the labelling of drawing 27 and 28: the former is labelled in pencil as a 'queen post' and the latter 'The King Post'. The parts that the labels refer to are clearly a supporting joist and a queen post respectively however. As the inscription is in pencil and in a different hand to the rest of the handwriting shown on the drawings, it might be that the labels were added erroneously at a later date, possibly by a pupil.

Level

Drawing

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