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Reference number

SM (67) 56/1/21 (68) 56/1/34 (69) 56/1/35 (70) 56/1/36

Purpose

Working drawings for alterations to the roofs over the kitchen offices and stables (No. 5), April-May 1830 (4)

Aspect

67 Plan of Roofs over Kitchen Offices &c 68 Plan of roofs over kitchen offices 69 Plan of Roofs over Kitchen Offices &c 70 Plan of roofs over kitchen offices

Scale

(67) bar scale of 3/16 inch to 1 foot (68-70) to a scale of 3/16 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

67 as above, The Bank of England Branch at Manchester, No 5, labelled: Aperture / for / Skylight, Lead Flashing, Lead / Gutter, Welch Rag Slating / see Specification (twice), (pencil) Welch Rag 69 as above, No 5, labelled: Aperture / for / Skylight 70 No 5, labelled: Lead / Gutter, Welch Rag Slating / see Specification (twice)

Signed and dated

(67) Lincolns Inn Fields / April 1830 and J.S. (John Soane) / 26 May 1830 (69) L. I. F. / Apl 1830 (70) L. I. F. / April 1830

Medium and dimensions

(67) Pen, pink, yellow, sepia, blue, raw Sienna and burnt Sienna washes (68-70) pen, pink, yellow, blue and burnt Sienna washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (540 x 735, 590 x 325, 590 x 360, 590 x 360)

Hand

(67-70) George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil then assistant 1806-37, curator 1837-60)

Watermark

(67) Smith & Allnutt 1823

Notes

According to the Specification (drawing 56), 'the slated roofs shewn in plan no. 5 will consist of the best Welch Rag slating laid on ¾ in yellow deal battens... the whole to have an average bond of 2½ inches, the eaves to consist throughout of a double course, 2 copper rails in each slate, and the whole pointed inside with lime and hair mortar' (p. 26). The skylights are described on page 5 of the document.

Level

Drawing

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