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Reference number

SM (20) 56/6

Purpose

Specification of Repairs / &c to be done at the Bank of England Branch / at Swansea

Aspect

20 Specification

Signed and dated

  • 4th August 1830

Hand

(20) George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil then assistant 1806-37, curator 1837-60)

Watermark

G&R Turner 1829

Notes

The specification is subdivided into 209 numbered clauses detailing room by room repairs, alterations and works to be done at the Swansea branch bank. Clauses 1-92 relate to the exterior of the bank, and mostly amount to repairs to guttering, roofing and walls, for example (clause) 1. Examine and make good the defective Slates, / Solder Gutters, relay Lead and make good / Flashing round Chimney Shaft and (clause) 8. Rake out the Joints and point the Brickwork / of Gable and return Wall from top to Gutter / and fix a course of Slate 2 feet wide bedded / in Aberthawe Mortar as Flashing // Paint the Frame and Sash Door to roof 3 Oils / inside and out. Also, 64. Take up the Paving of Terrace and lay down new / flagging in lieu thereof of the same description, with / a proper current;- insert a proper Cast Iron Pipe with / a Grate over the top thereof in the Wall, to convey the / Water from the Terrace into the drain under the / Footpath and clean out the said Drain // 65. Repair the Stonework of Steps to Terrace and to doorway / of Bank and point the same where necessary with / Roman Cement - Put new Step at Doorway to / Bank 4'4'' long, 15'' x 6'', properly wrought & moulded.
Clauses 93-196 concern the bank's interior, listing repairs to window sashes, furniture and fireplaces, cleaning locks and repainting, for example Best Bed Chamber // 95. Repair Sash Frame put new Oak Sill, Ease Sash / take out broken pane of Glass and put in new one // 96. Repair Floor, and margin round Slab;- take / down and repair, and re-set marble Chimney piece / put new Cast Back to Grate,- Clean and repair / Lock and lacquer the Brass Furniture, / Wash, stop & white Ceiling and Cornice // 97. Paper the Walls with Paper of the value of 8d pr yd / including hanging and Border of the value of 2½d pr yd / including hanging // Woodwork to be painted 3 Oils.
Clauses 197-199 are headed General, and read: 197. Examine and repair and clean the Drains / throughout - the Cesspools in Garden, Scullery & / Stable Yard and form a new Drain from Cesspool / by Steps into the Drain from Stable // 198. To Examine, repair, and ease all the Bellpulls / after the several Works are completed // 199. To remove all rubbish of every description from / the Premises after the completion of the Works.
Clauses 200-209 deal with more substantial buidling work and additions, e.g. Alteration of Harness Room &c // 206. To remove the Partitions in the Hay loft which / enclose the Harness Room, and the covering thereto / cut a doorway and provide & fix a Door frame / with Sash over the same and a 1½ In Deal / 4 pane Door hung thereto to communicate / with the Steps leading from Stable Yard to Kitchen / - provide and fix Fir Quarter Partition, the / head & sill 4'' x 3'', the quarter 4'' x 2½'' with / proper Braces, to enclose a space for Harness / 16ft by 10ft and board the same with Inch deal / ploughed and tongued boarding - form Ceiling / thereto, the Joists to be 4'' x 2'', properly lathed & / Plastered with 2 Coat Plastering & whitened / - refix Saddle Trees, Harness Pegs, Shelves & Rails / and Paint the whole 3 oils // A Lock to be fixed on the door of the value of / 5/0- the Sash over the door to be hung on centres / and bolt fixed thereon.
The Specification is signed after clause 200 J.S., and dated.
The clause numbers in the Specification correspond to the numbers given on drawings 12 and 13.

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