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image SM (15) 47/2/66

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SM (15) 47/2/66


Working drawing for the roof timbers


15 Three sections and plan


bar scale of 3/10 inch to 1 foot


7'9" and dimensions given

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen and yellow and pink washes on cartridge paper (320 x 519)


attributed to Robert Woodgate (clerk 1788-1791)


The dome is covered by a hipped roof spanning 30 feet (the width of the nave). At the centre and over the dome, is an arched brace roof (at the middle of the sheet) with a king post measuring 4 feet 9 inches. The bottom of the sheet shows the same roof as it is at the ends of the dome, having a king-post further supported by two secondary posts and additional braces. The design omits iron strapping, which were commonly employed to secure tie-beam and rafters



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