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Reference Number

SM (76) 56/12/37 (77) 56/12/41

Purpose

Survey drawings of the kitchens in the branch bank (2)

Aspect

76 Plan of kitchens and pantry with west wall elevation and section through back kitchen 77 Plan of kitchens and section through back kitchen

Scale

(76, 77) bar scales of ? inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

76 lettered: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, X, labelled: Top Cupd, Stone, Shelves over dresser, Cupboard, X the Kitching (sic) Range as good as when New no boiler nor oven / A Dresser with 4 Drawers and pot board / B Small Dresser and plate Shelves / C and D Cupbd with Shelves / E Strong Shelve ore (sic) Dresser / F 3 Shelves / G Safe with Shelves was Canvas repareing (sic) / H Ironing Stove / I Small Oven / J Small Range / K Small Copper ore Boiler / L Stone Sink / M Force Pump, Kitching Paved with Yorkshire Stone / Scullery Paved with 12 In Square tiles; section labelled: level of Yard, This Wall in a very delapedated (sic) state, Qy is this window wanting 77 lettered: A, B, C, D, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, labelled: Kitching (sic), Back Kitching, Dust hole, Wall 2ft 6 high, Line of Water Pipe to serve tank in Brewhouse, A Dresser with four drawers & pot board / B Small Dresser with pot board & plate Shelves the whole height of Kitching / C Two Cupboards with Shelves / D Kitching Range with no oven nor Boiler / F Small Dresser with no Drawers / G Three Shelves in height / H Meat Safe With Doors filled in with Canvas / I Ironing Stove / J Small Oven / K Copper / L Stone Sink / M Fro Force Pump for Use of Kitching and to Supply Water Closet Cistern / Kitching Paved with Yorkshire Paving / Back Kitching Paved with 1 foot Square tiles / N Small Range very much worn and the back much broken / O Window frame & Lead Light the Lead Work is Much decayed; section labelled: Line of Top of pressant Chimney Shaft of Main Building, 44'5'', line of Roof of Pantry, line of Ceiling, 8'9'', Lead Lights, 3'10''

Medium and dimensions

(76, 77) Pen, sepia, raw umber, blue and burnt Sienna washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper with five fold marks (522 x 645, 520 x 645)

Watermark

(76, 77) 1825

Hand

(76, 77) Thomas Heath, clerk of works

Notes

Drawings 76 and 77 must have been made after the initial alterations had been completed as the doorway linking the two kitchens was added by Soane. Raw umber wash is used to show wooden furnishings, blue for plumbing and burnt Sienna for the stone fireplace.

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