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Reference number

SM (34) 73/3/57 (35) 73/3/54 (36) 73/3/10 (37) 73/3/56 (38) 73/3/55

Purpose

Working drawings, two for tender, one dated 2 May 1791 (5)

Aspect

34 No 16, Plans and Section of Staircase to Fines Room 35 No 17, Section of Arch to support Landings of / Fines Staircase 36 Plan and section of drainage in debtors courtyard and gaol, detail of roof timbers 37 Elevation of king post roof truss 38 Plan, elevation and section of Iron work to the Windows of the Airing Courts / on the Ground floor of Debtors appartments (sic) &1a

Scale

(34) Inch Scale (35) bar scale of 1 inch to 1 foot (36) 1/5 of an inch to one foot (37) 1 inch to 1 foot (38) bar scale of 2 inches to 1 foot

Inscribed

34 as above, Norwich Castle, (plan labelled) Lobby, Old Wall, Present / Newel, Old Castle wall, For the Landings See above, Present new Wall (twice), Chapel, Stairs to Fines Rooms, From Second Story to Attic, Present new, Prest. New, The landings to be formed of Yorkshire paving / laid on an Ark (sic) of 9 Inches turned from A / to B over the door heads on each Story, Except that to the Women Felons A / All the (sic), (section labelled) Windows, Iron Cradle, Iron Standard 1½ square, Stay Bar 1¼ Square, Iron standard, Thickness of Landing, 12fin from paving of level to Fines / Story, Present new wall, Window, Intended / new, Open Arch, new, Level of Paving, 1½ Wall, Lobby, NB All the Working drawings are drawn / to an Inch Scale 35 as above, Lintel over door, Present new Wall (twice), Spandrils, Step, Yorkshire paving of Landing, Arc to support Landings of / Fine Staircase, Lintell (sic) 36 AAA Air Traps / BBBB Sink Stones over Drains / cc Privys / dd Pipes to Convey Water to Privys, Paving in Debtors Court, Paving in Arcades, Level of Paving in large Airing Court, Dead Ground, Brick, well, Dead Ground, Drain, Bar, Drain, Section of Air Trap, Cess pool / 9 feet / Deep, Old Paving, gutter, pump, (pencil) Purbec Paving, gutter, Purbec Squares / Granate Paving, Drain, step, old Paving, Cess Pool / 9 feet / Deep (LHS) Common Drain in Debtors Court, Principal Rafter, ceiling Joist, face of Wall and some dimensions given 37 as above, ¾ Inch boarding for Slate (twice), Stone Battlement, Stone, Brick (twice), Stone / Block:g 38 as above, N.B. the upright Barrs / in the first floor to be / 11/8 Inch Sqr & on the / Second & third floor the / same thickness, but only / Eight up right barrs / also the cross barrs, of frame / on the other floors only 3 In / broad by 5/8 thick and some dimensions given (verso, large brush and pink wash capitals) IRON / FRAME

Signed and dated

(35) May 2nd 1791

Medium and dimensions

(34) Pen and sepia wash on cartridge paper with one fold mark, right-hand top corner missing (516 x 662) (35) pen, light red wash, some hatching on cartridge paper (325 x 55) (36) pen, sepia, blue, green and red washes on cartridge paper with one fold mark (540 x 676) (37) pen, yellow and sepia washes on cartridge paper with two fold marks (306 x 501) (38) pen, sepia and pink washes, shaded, pricked for transfer on laid paper with two fold marks (494 x 314)

Hand

(34-35) Soane office (36) sanitary engineer ? (37-38) Soane office

Watermark

(38) fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche and below, LVG

Notes

Drawings 34 and 35 are numbered 'No 15 / No 16' and 'No 17' in the same way that, for example, drawings 23 to 33 are numbered 'No1' to 'No 11'. Drawing 35 is dated 2 May 1791 as are drawings 23 and 27. Drawings 8 to 22 relate to the specification (q.v.) and drawings 23 to 33 are copies of drawings 8 to 22. The working drawings for the 'Fines' staircase catalogued above have a brief mention in the specification (q.v.) viz. 'The Staircases are to be executed as shewn by the / several drawings with the description thereon' and these must include drawings 34 and 35 (Nos 15/16 and 17).

Drawing 36 was perhaps made by a drainage expert: the hand is unfamiliar, the drawing paper seldom found among Soane's office drawings and Soane did employ such specialists on occasions.

The location of the roof truss (drawing 38) was presumably in the new building housing the debtors and women felons.

Level

Drawing

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