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Reference number

SM (67) 56/12/3 (68) 56/12/4 (69) 56/12/5

Purpose

Survey drawings and designs for alterations to the front door, Queen Street (3)

Aspect

67 Plan of the Ground Floor 68 Plan of the One Pair floor 69 Elevations and plan of the existing and proposed front doors

Scale

(67, 68) bar scales of ? inch to 1 foot (69) bar scale of ¾ inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

67 as above, lettered: A (twice), B, C, D, E, F (3 times), G and ⊗, AA Girders of Floor of one Pair Floor / B the beame to carry Floor & wall above which / is gone down in the center from C to D two / and half inches - - the beam is very much / cut away to receive Girders of Floor so that it / whould (sic) not be safe to take away post E / the post E as the beam only lay on that it do not goe / though (sic) to wall ⊗ whithout having some suport (sic) for the beam // The Wall FFF is built of Stones & flints & bricks / and in a very bad State so that it will not / Stand to be cut down for the opinenings (sic) wanting / The other wall G is in a bad state and I / think ought to be taking (sic) down as I do not / think the expence will be ten pounds more / as there is nothing to destroy on Mr Gidneys / House only plain plastering - the rooms / are at pressant (sic) used as a Warehouse, (pencil) 6' ab good 68 as above, lettered: A, B, C, E, F, G, A a Nine inch wall suported (sic) by beam in / Banking room very much Cracked / B Doorway that have been boarded upp (sic) / both sides and papered over / C Doorway the same as B - - // There will be no part of the wall F / remaining on the one Pair Floor / when the Alteration is made / there is no wall at all on the Chamber / Floor over wall F / E Fire place in Mr Gidney house the wall G / is a very bad one and has been cut about a / great many times 69 The Pressant (sic) Front Door & Frontispice (sic) / being of Wood and Parts have it decayed / and being only 3.2½ wide & 6ft 8½ high - / and has (sic) there will be a new Door and Frame / Qr [query] if you whould (sic) make it a / Square head and make the Door wider and / higer (sic) as A - as the opening at pressant / is much less than any other Entrance before / to any of the Banks, 3'2½'', 6'8½'', A

Medium and dimensions

(67) Pen, sepia, yellow and caput washes, pricked for transfer on laid secretary paper with four fold marks (320 x 403) (68) pen, sepia and caput washes, pricked for transfer on laid secretary paper with four fold marks (318 x 403) (69) pen, sepia and blue washes, pricked for transfer on laid secretary paper with four fold marks (402 x 320)

Hand

(67-69) Thomas Heath, clerk of works

Watermark

(67-69) James 1826, Britannia with lance, shield and olive branch within crowned oval

Notes

The existing entrance, on the left of drawing 69, consists of a broken-based pediment supported by two attached Corinthian columns, with a fanlight over a panelled door. Thomas Heath, clerk of works' suggested replacement is a larger, flat-headed, panelled double door with an overlight of six elliptical panes. Attention was certainly paid to Heath's recommendation that the wall of Mr Gidney's 'ought to be taking down', as the designs for alterations made in March 1829 (drawings 70-73) all show this wall as being rebuilt.

Level

Drawing

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