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image SM (21) 56/8/7

Reference number

SM (21) 56/8/7

Purpose

Survey drawing of Mr Gardiner's premises, Bridge Street

Aspect

21 Section thro Yard Werehouse (sic) &c / looking towards the River

Scale

bar scale of ? inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

as above, Mr Gardeners Primises (sic), Bridge Street Bristol, labelled: Yard, Basement, Paving of Celler (sic), Ground Floor, (pencil) WC, One Pair Floor, (pencil) Passage, Two Pair, Three Pair Floor, Principals of Roof 11'6'' apart / 10x7 - 3 thick, Window of Water Closet (twice), Buildings belonging to St Peters Hospital, and dimensions given

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, pink and sepia washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper with one fold mark (620 x 505)

Hand

Thomas Heath, clerk of works

Watermark

1821

Notes

Pencil lines suggest that the roof of the hospital was steeper than is shown on the drawing.

Level

Drawing

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