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  • image SM 79/1/11

Reference number

SM 79/1/11


[33] Working drawing of a variant design for the bridge, 6 July 1793


Plan & Elevation of the Bridge; detail of the rusticated arch; (verso) detail of cornice; detail of Greek key motif


bar scale of 2/13 inch to 1 foot, approximately


as above, Wm Praed Esqr Tyringham, This will I hope remove all difficulties / but remember nothing in this letter / is understood to alter what I settled / July 6 1793, 1 inch, a, Level of the water, Ordinary Floods, Level of the highest flood ever known, The niche will be / 3 feet 4 diamr, To diminish gradually from 3 feet to 2 feet 3", 20 feet, some dimensions, (pencil) Parliament Street No 6

Signed and dated

  • 6 July 1793
    sheet trimmed and as above, July 6 1793

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen and grey washes, on wove paper with two fold marks (680 x 520)


Soane office and Soane
SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect
Soane office and Soane



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