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Reference number

SM (117) 56/2/53 (118) 56/2/27 (119) 56/2/23

Purpose

Working drawings, undated (3)

Aspect

117 Detail of Parts of Door & Frame and elevation of door and frame for back entrance 118 Detail of Parts of Doors, Parts of Door Jambs, Grounds and Architrave, and elevation of door with fanlight and architrave; (verso): details of Bottom Rail / of Fanlight, Transom Rail and Top Rail / of Doors, and Shutting Styles of Doors 119 Plan, elevation and section through agent's water closet; (verso): unfinished plan and section through new entrance

Scale

(117-118) to a scale of 1 inch to 1 foot and Full Size (119) bar scale of ¾ inch to 1 foot, (verso) to a scale of 1 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

117 as above, No 1 Two & half In four pannel Door & Frame bead flush / both sides panls & rails x tongd for Back Entrance / into Chancery Lane, Door Style full Size, Door Frame, and dimensions given 118 as above, Plaster (twice), (pencil, Walter L. Spiers, 1848-1917, curator 1904-17) K 34 Sheets; (verso): Thomas Heath's calculations for payment and reimbursement of expenses, divided into weeks, for example: 29 May Days 6 / 1 Letter 5 June Days 7 / 1 Letter 12 June Days 7..., 336 Days @ 7/- 117-12-0 / 31 Letters @ 11d 1-8-5 / Carriage of Parcells and / Stationary 2-2-4 / 3-10-9 / Carriage of Boxes 2-10-9 / Coachfare & Expenses to / and from Manchester 8-16-0 / 132-9-6 / 43 Weeks Lodgings @ 4/- 8-12-0 / 141-1-6 [see note]
119 (pencil) some dimensions given

Medium and dimensions

(117) Pen, raw umber, pink and sepia washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper with one fold mark (305 x 495) (118) pen, raw umber, pink, terre verte and blue washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper with two fold marks (500 x 615) (119) pen, pink and raw umber washes, (verso) pencil, pricked for transfer on wove paper with one fold mark (490 x 615)

Hand

(117-119) Thomas Heath, clerk of works

Notes

Thomas Heath, the clerk of works at Manchester, used the verso of drawing 118 to calculate his expenses, arriving at a total of £141.1.6. The location of the door shown on the recto of the drawing is unknown; judging by its measurements - 4½ feet in width and 7 feet to the transom rail - it is possible that this was one of the doors in the hall of the private dwelling. The new entrance shown roughly in pencil on the verso of drawing 119 is also shown on drawings 90 and 96.

Level

Drawing

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