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Reference number

SM (77) 56/1/25 (78) 56/2/19

Purpose

Working drawings for alterations to the framing of the partitions and roof timbers (No. 9), April-May 1830 (2)

Aspect

77 Section shewing the manner of Framing the Quarter Partitions and / the Timbers of the Roofs &c 78 Section shewing the manner of Framing the Quarter Partitions / and the Timbers of the Roof

Scale

(77, 78) bar scales of 5/8 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

77 as above, Bank of England Branch / Manchester, No 9, labelled: Wall for / Paving, Yorkshire Paving, Bearers to support Partition 4 x 3, ¾" bolt, York Coping, Lead, Roof Scantling of Timbers // Tie Beams - 9" x 5" / King Posts - 10 x 5 / Braces - 4½ x 5 / Principal Rafters - 5½ by 5 / Purlins - 4½ by 4½ / Common Rafters - 4 x 2½ / Poll Plates - 11 x 3 / Trimmers for Gutters - 6 x 2½ / Wall Plates - 6 x 5 / Gutter Bearers - 3 x 2½ / Ceiling Joists - 3½ x 2¼ / Ridge Board - 8 x 2 / Battens for Slates - ¾ deal 3 inches / wide / Angle Ties & Dragon Pieces - 7 x 6, Partitions // Head and Sills - 5½ x 4 / Door Posts & Braces - 5½ x 4 / Door Heads - 5½ x 4 / Quarters - 5½ x 2½ / Wall Plates - 5 x 3, with various calculations in pencil, and some dimensions given 78 as above, Copy, Bank of England Branch / Manchester, No 9, labelled: as 59, and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • (77) Lincolns Inn Fields / April 1830 and J.S. (John Soane) / 26 May 1830

Medium and dimensions

(77, 78) Pen, pink, yellow, sepia, burnt Sienna and blue washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (735 x 530, 700 x 535)

Hand

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

Watermark

(77) Smith & Allnutt 1823

Notes

The oak used for the timbers is 'to be all British of the best quality', whilst the deal is to be 'well seasoned and free from sap' (Specification, drawing 56, p. 9).

Level

Drawing

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