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Reference number

SM (32) 77/1/26 (33) 77/1/25 (34) 77/2/4

Purpose

Working drawings for the carpenter: first floor and roof of the offices, June1803 (3)

Aspect

32 Plan and two sections for the framing of the roof 33 Copy of drawing 32 to a reduced scale 34 Plan for the framing of the first floor

Scale

(32) bar scale of ½ inch to 1 foot (33-34) bar scale of 1/3 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

32 Section from G to H, Red lines show the the / Dormers for a Door to / Get onto the flatt, This Part / Cover'd flatt / with Lead over / Part of the Stairs / and Water Closet // Wall Plates - 8 by 6 / AA & 6-4 / BB 12-6 / CC. 3 / Principal Rafter 4½-4 / Small do 4½-2¼ / Hips do 6-2 / The Center part / (?) Heign'd with Black / Cover'd with Lead / Joist to do 12-2¼ / The Water to be brought / down at the most / Convenient Corner / D The Beam lays / under B from Wall / to Wall / E The Plate 10-8 / from F to F, lettered A to K and 3:0 33 W.B.Simmonds Esqr, Section from C to D, Door, 5..0, Section from E to F, Cover'd with Lead, Line of the Eaves, Wall Plates - 8 by 6 / Beams AA & - 12 by 6 / Beams BB & - 12 by 3 / Principal Rafters - 4½ by 6 / Small do - 4½ by 2½ / Collar Beams - 8 by 2 / Purloins - 4 by 3 / Angle Eyes - 6 by 4 // Joint CC & - 12 x 3½ / Joint DD & - 12 by 2 ¼ / EE lays 4 in. higher / than the Beams A is is shewn / in the Sections at E / F lays under the Beams AA from G to G - 8 by 9 / H - 8 by 9 / From F to F, lettered A to H 34 W.B.Simmonds Esqr, Section of the Floor from A to A, Lead, Girders - 12 by 12 /Trimming Joist - 3½ by 12 / Small do - 2¼ by 12 / Plates round the Building / A is 6 ins lower than B - 4 by 6 / cover'd with Lead

Signed and dated

(32) not dated (33) Copy / Lincolns Inn Fields / June 15 1803 (34) Copy / Lincolns Inn Fields / June 15 1803

Medium and dimensions

(32) Pen, yellow, pink and sepia washes, scored and pricked for transfer on thin laid paper with two fold marks (565 x 690) (33) pen, yellow and pink washes, pricked for transfer on thin laid paper (560 x 660) (34) pen, yellow and pink washes , pricked for transfer on thin laid paper (552 x 675)

Hand

(32) drawn by a carpenter (33-34) Soane office hand

Notes

Stroud (I.F.) has Ledger D - making a design for a house and offices intended to have been built in Castle Street noted by Soane transfer this to W.May Esq, Burghfield, Berkshire. MR's notes: no indication that it was built. Does not now exist.

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Drawing

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