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Reference number

SM (8) 56/10/16 (9) 56/10/17 (10) 56/10/18 (11) 56/10/19

Purpose

Working drawings for repairs (4)

Aspect

8 Front elevation 9 Side elevation with entrance to the 'Private Road' 10 Copy of drawing 9 11 Back elevation/section

Scale

(8-11) bar scales of ? inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

8 The parts tinted red / show the new Stone work and (pencil) some calculations 9 labelled: York Plinth, (?)WC, Stucco (3 times), New Window, Cornice bad, was cut away and new Cornice made with York Stone & Stucco, Parapet rebuilt down to Cornice, All the / Chy Shafts rebuilt down to Cornice, (added in pencil) Parapets and Chimneys / Shafts all new down / to the Cornice, Brick, Omit, not ------ (illegible), Stone arches cut away & Stucco 10 (pencil) dimensions of plinth stones all of which are 2.4 wide and vary in descent from 2.8 to 3.6 11 Doorway / Bricked / up, All the Brickwork of this front repaired & the Joints / raked out and Pointed, Stone cut off and Stuccoed to all the Wood Joinery on this front and Parapet rebuilt in Brickwork down to Cornice

Medium and dimensions

(8) Pen, pencil, light red, sepia, burnt umber and blue washes, pricked for transfer on thin wove paper with one fold mark (442 x 489) (9) pen, pencil, light red, blue and sepia washes, pricked for transfer on thin wove paper (434 x 492) (10) pen, raw umber, blue and light red washes, ? scored and partly pricked for transfer (441 x 492) (11) pen, raw umber, light red, blue, sepia and pink washes, ? scored and partly pricked for transfer (428 x 515)

Hand

(8-11) George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil and assistant 1806-37, curator 1837-60)

Notes

'The parts tinted red [to] show the new Stone work' are extensive and underline Bailey's opinion that (drawing 3) the 'Premises are much out of Repair'. The front (drawing 8) is in a particularly poor state. Five bays wide and three storeys high on a raised basement, it has a giant order of pilasters continued through the upper storey as an attic order. Details such as the window sills, each supported by a pair of brackets with a swag, the pedimented door hood, and the curious double-door with panels outlined by studs and with an over-light of four elliptical panes suggest an artisan's English Baroque. Built perhaps for one of the merchants that once lived in the substantial houses of Hanover Street.

Drawings 9 and 10 are for the side elevation with its entrance to the domestic quarters while drawing 10 is for the back elevation. Both elevations share the quoining, cornice and parapet of the front elevation, the back elevation having a Venetian (or Palladian or Serlian) window.

Level

Drawing

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