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Reference number

SM (8) 73/3/29 (9) 73/3/30 (10) 73/3/32 (11) 73/3/31 (12) 73/3/22 (13) 73/3/25

Purpose

Working drawings for estimates for the 'Shell', 15 July 1789 (6)

Aspect

8 Elevation of the Entrance Front 9 Elevation of the entrance front close to drawing 8 10 Longitudinal Elevation 11 Longitudinal elevation with addition of detail for wall and (verso) details of gateway (related to entrance shown on drawing 9) 12 Section through the Debtors Rooms, Airing Court and Men Felons Cells and (verso) some calculations 13 Section through the Debtors Rooms, Airing Court and Men Felons Cells as drawing

Scale

(8-13) bar scale of 1/5 inch to one foot, (11, verso) bar scale of 4½ inches equals ten feet

Inscribed

8 as above, Norwich Castle, Old Castle and dimensions given (verso, red pen) South Front Elevation / Norwich Castle 9 as above, Old Castle, (tablet above door) THE / COUNTY / GAOL and a few dimensions given (verso) Norwich Castle Papers / Delivered at the Office By J Parkin and dated 13 November 1793 10 as above, Norwich Castle, To range with set off / of Old Castle and dimensions given (verso, red pen) South Front Elevation / Norwich Castle 11 as above, Norwich Castle, To range with set off / of Old Castle and dimensions given (verso) Norwich Castle, Elevation of large / Gateway, Plan Of Bars & Rail / full size mark'd B, full size / Elevation of Bars / and Rail mark'd B, Section of Part mark'd / A 12 as above, Norwich Castle, To range with set / off of old Castle, Sett (sic) to range with that of old Castle, Wall of Old Castle and dimensions given (verso, red pen Cross Section / Norwich Castle) 13 as above, Norwich Castle, To range with set / off of Old Castle, Set off to range with that of Old Castle, Wall of Old Castle and dimensions given

Signed and dated

(8, 10, 11, 13) Welbeck Street July 15th 1789 (9 verso) Novr 13th 1793 (11 verso) Octr 15th 1791

Medium and dimensions

(8-13) Pen and sepia wash, 12-13 with burnt umber wash for the timbers; 8, 11, 13 pricked for transfer, all on cartridge paper, with fold marks (10 and 14 have four fold marks, 11 and 13 have one, 8 has three and 9 has two) (620 x 505, 472 x 610 top right hand corner missing, 505 x 620, 508 x 630, 475 x 560, 505 x 627)

Hand

Soane office (two hands)

Notes

Soane's office 'Journal No 1' has an entry for 16 July 1789: '5 Drawings. Descriptions / of the work sent to Mr Patteson / for the Tradesmen to examine and estimate'.
By 7 August Soane had 'Sent Mr Finch, Bricklayers & Carp:[enters] / Prices &c for their Agreement / to be made'. Drawings 8-13 represent three of the five drawings sent for estimates. Drawings 8, 9 and 10 are very worn and were probably used on site.

The 'Mr Patteson' mentioned in the office 'Journal No 1' above probably refers to John Patteson, a fellow Grand Tourist, a great supporter of Soane, and a resident of Norwich for whom Soane designed additions, including chimney-pieces, to his house in Surrey Street, 1790 (see D.Stroud, Sir John Soane architect, 2nd ed., 1996, p.146).

See following catalogue entry for a related specification



Level

Drawing

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