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Reference number

SM (2) 56/9/8 (3) 56/9/9 (4) 56/9/2

Purpose

Designs for additions to the basement, 1828 (3)

Aspect

2 Plan of basement with section of walls and foundations 3 Plan of the Basement Story of the / Additional Buildings No 1 4 Plan of the Basement Story and (verso) unfinished part-plan of basement

Scale

2-4 bar scales of ¼ inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

2 (pencil, added later) Bank of England / Gloucester, labelled: old arch, Cess pool 17 ft deep from pavement of yard, no door ordered / for this opening, old cellar / belonged to (blank), Well 37 ft Deep from / Kitchen floor / 18 ft of water, (section) Line of Kitchen floor, old wall, foundation to old wall, Foundation and some dimensions given (verso, cancelled) Birmingham 3 as above, Bank of England Branch Gloucester, labelled: A, A, B, C, D, line of the present wall, Well, 15'.0 on the ground floor, present wall of Cottage, Memo Pepper (J.Pepper, surveyor see drawing 11) says / The force Pump is fixed / in the scullery at A & the / Pipe which supplies the / Cistern supplies the / Cistern of the Water Closet / passes up the angle of the / Sculery (sic) and behind the / Skirting of the Chamber Floor, The work to be set out so as to leave / a thickness of 9 Inches for the new wall / on the ground floor at A and 1.1½ at B / Keeping the face of the new wall in / straight line which must / ------ (illegible) before D as much as may / be request (sic) and some dimensions give 4 as above, Bank of England Branch / Gloucester, labelled: Arched Cellar (3 times), Wine Bins, Solid Brickwork, Solid Earth, Cesspool, Clerk's Water / Closet, Area with / Iron Grating / over, Porter's Room, Well, (pencil) Plain Chimney piece / and old stove from / Drawing Room (verso) eql (twice) and a few dimensions given

Signed and dated

(3) L I F / 12th June 1828 (4) Decr 1828

Medium and dimensions

(2) Pen, pink, sepia and raw umber washes on thin wove paper with three fold marks (716 x 535) (3) pen, pink and sepia washes, pricked for transfer on stout wove paper (730 x 540) (4) pen, pink, sepia and blue washes, pricked for transfer on thin wove paper with one fold mark (720 x 459)

Hand

(2, 3) Soane office (nothing in Day Book) (4) George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil then assistant 1806-37, curator 1837-60)

Watermark

(3) Smith & Allnutt 1827

Notes

Pink wash defines the proposed new work to the rear of the property that includes a new cess pool and well. The plans show some variation so that, for example, drawing 3 has two rectangular 'area[s] with iron grating over' (each in front of a window) that are bow-shaped in drawing 2 and not present in drawing 1.

Level

Drawing

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