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Reference number

SM (62) 48/2/20 (63) 48/2/10

Purpose

[62-63] Variant designs (K and L) for a front elevation of three storeys, 13 March 1818 (2)

Aspect

62 Front elevation and section of wall 63 Front elevation and incomplete section of wall

Scale

(62-63) bar scales of 3½ inches to 10 feet

Inscribed

62 vertical dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • (62) 13th March 1818

Medium and dimensions

(62) Pen, red pen,sepia and pink washes, pencil, shaded on wove paper, bottom right-hand corner missing (539 x 744) (63) pen and sepia washes, shaded, pencil on wove paper (540 x 747)

Hand

(62-63) by the same Soane office hand ? Henry Burges pupil 1817-1821 (Day Book 'Making Elevations' ...)

Notes

Design K (drawing 62) is close to design J (drawing 58) except that the end bays (which were marked by plain, shallow pilasters on the earlier drawing) are here pedimented projections framed by pilasters with floreated capitals. The simple gauged brickwork to the window heads of previous designs has gone and the ground floor windows have an incised semicircle with a Greek fret stop to the window heads; a motif first found on drawing 17. The side doors are pedimented with antefixae at the head and corners, and elongated brackets. Design L (drawing 63) has the same overall composition as design K except that two Ionic colums have been added in the centre and between the first and second floors. The ground floor window heads are plain and the two side doors are without pediments.
The storey heights (given on the section) are 14 feet 6 inches (ground floor), 13 feet 6 inches (first floor), 11 feet 6 inches (second floor) and with a roof space of 3 feet 6 inches. Red pen lines form a grid through the centres and springing lines of the windows.

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Drawing

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