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Reference number

SM (237) 50/1/17 (238) 49/1/8 (239) 49/3/20

Purpose

Working drawings for the roofs and skylights, November 1826 (3)

Aspect

237 Plan of the Roofs of the New Board of Trade and Council Offices 238 Plan of the Roofs, Chimney Shafts &c with details of chimey 239 Perspective View of the New Buildings at Whitehall containing the Council Offices and Board of Trade shewing likewise the proposed Alteration of the Front / of the Offices of the Secretary of State for the Home Department in order to complete the Design

Scale

(237) bar scale of 5/12 inch to 10 feet (238) bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

237 as above, labelled: Over Treasury Passage 238 as above, New Council Offices, labelled: W[indow] (6 times), Window (4 times) and dimensions of chimneys given 239 as above

Signed and dated

  • (237) Lincolns Inn Fields / 10th Novr 1826 (238) 1826

Medium and dimensions

(237) Pen, blue, pink, grey and sepia washes, pricked for transfer on laid secretary paper with three fold marks (321 x 407) (238) pen, blue, grey and pink washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (517 x 728) (239) pen and sepia washes with a sepia wash border on wove paper (477 x 692)

Hand

(237) Stephen Burchell (1806-?, pupil 1823-28) (238, 239) Soane office

Watermark

(237) Fellows 1825 and Britannia with lance, shield and olive branch within crowned oval (238) Smith & Allnutt 1823 (239) Smith & Allnutt 1817

Notes

The areas in grey wash on drawing 237 are all skylights. Drawing 239 may be an earlier drawing that was reused to show the new roofline as parts of an attic seem to have been erased. The arrangement of the chimneys matches that shown on drawings 237 and 238.

Level

Drawing

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