(15) 1 inch to one foot and half full size (16) half the full size and 1 inch to one foot (17) 1½ inches to one foot (18) half full size (19) 2 inches to one foot (20) 1 inch to one foot and half full size (21) ½ inch to one foot and ½ the full size (22) 1 inch to one foot
15 as above, Cell Doors for the Women Felons / on the First Story, Bond Stone, Paving of Cells, Stone / Step, Paving of Passage, A, Section of the Cell doorways, door, Sliding Shutter / half the full size, Groove, Grating / in the / Cell doors, Groove, Women Felons Cell Doors on Second Story &c / 3" thick with Iron plating between the two thicknesses, Section of the doors half the full size / shewing the two thicknesses of ½" Oak / with the Iron plating between, Section of the Clamp / Iron Bolt, Iron Plating, Clamp (twice), Boarding of the Door dovetailed into / the Top and Bottom Clamps / half the full size and Clamp
16 as above, Bolts for the Women Felons / Cells half the full size, B, Plate of the / bottom hinge, Bond Stone, B, Plate of hinge, Bond Stone, C, The square part of the Bolt through which / the Spindle passes, C, Section of the Bolts / to the Cells, Spindle into which the / Bolts of the lock shoot, Cell (sic) to receive / the spindle /when push'd / in to lock and Groove
17 as above, Venetian Shades to the Windows at the ends of the Passage / to the Women felons Cells on the Second Story, and Section of the Venetian Shades and Oak frame 6" by 2"
18 as above, Soil Pipe, Waste pipe from the Cistern, Cast Iron Bason, Seat, Service Pipe from the Cistern and Stop Cock
19 as above, the frame Bars ¼" by 3/8" the filling in Bars ¼ by 1/8 / the rebates for the Glass are to be formed by a / composed Metal from London these Casements open / at [space] in the manner of Venetian blinds turning / on the Center. See the Section, Brickwork, Stone, Iron frame, Stone, Brickwork, Ventilator, Casements when open, iron Casement, Glass, staple, Iron Rod, Notch in which the / the (sic) Staple below / is inserted to keep open the Sashes, Line of the rod when / the Casement are / open, metal (twice), Casement Bar, Glass, Plate inch wide in which / the pulley runs, Brass Pulley, plug and Stone Cill
20 as above, Iron Gates to all the Staircases and Passages / and outer doorways the gates to be one foot ten inches wide, Strap, Locking / Bar, Top Rail, standard, Bar of / Gate, Swing Locking Bar, Jointed hasp and Staple
21 as above, NB the Plinth to range with the present Plinth of the Building ... (constructed open for the purpose of Ventilation but so formed as to prevent a / Sight of one Court from the other), Pale, Arris Bar, Arris Rail, Plan of the open Fencing, Keeper's / Privy, Privy, Bond Stone (twice), Section of the Arris Rail on the / top of the Fencing / ½ the full size, Pale, Open and Arris Bar
22 as above, No 9, NB The Plinth is to range with the / Plinth of the Building
Medium and dimensions
(15-22) Pen, sepia, warm sepia, Naples yellow, light blue and black washes, shaded on laid paper (590 x 480 or 480 x 590 average)
15-22 Thomas Chawner (1774-1851, pupil December 1788-1794)
(15) J Whatman, fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar and below, ornate W (16-22) Portal & Bridges, fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche and GR below
The drawings for the tradesmen tendering for the 'finishing' work were made by a talented draughtsman: Thomas Chawner, born 1774 and articled to Soane in December 1788 at the age of 14 he was about 17 years old when the drawings were made. Subtly washed and shaded (even the Roman numerals are shaded) the drawings are not dated but were made on or before 2 May 1791 when copies were made.
See following catalogue entry for a related specification
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