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Reference number

SM (80) 82/1/81 (81) 82/1/79 (82) 82/1/78 (83) 82/1/80 (84) 82/1/76 (85) 82/1/77 (86) 82/1/75 (87) 82/1/74 (88) 82/1/91

Purpose

Working drawings (plans) for the foundations, August-September 1830 (9)

Aspect

80 Plan of the Excavation for Foundations 81 Plan and dementions (sic) of the York Landings / as laid in Foundation / Lower Course; (verso) elevation of an unidentified, round-headed, leaded window 82 Plan shewing the lower Course of York Landings 83 Plan of the lower course of Yorkshire Landings in Foundations 84 Plan of the Upper Course of Yorkshire Landings in Foundations 85 Plan of the Upper Course of Yorkshire Landings in Foundations 86 Plan of the Upper Course of Yorkshire Landings shewing the Chain Bars &c and detail ofChain Bars & Collar (Full Size) 87 Plan of the Foundation Walls above the Upper Course of Yorkshire Landings 88 Plan and sections through the foundations

Scale

(80-82, 88) to a scale (83-87) bar scales of 1/6 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

80 as above, No 1, New State Paper Office, labelled: Arrear / Office, Centre of Wall (twice), Line of Old Building and dimensions given 81 as above and dimensions given; (verso) To be screwed down / to the seat, 6 feet 9'' wide / by / 2 feet high, Baluster to be ½'' by 1 inch / -appin 5/8 by 1 3/8in / [Bo]ttom Rail 3/8in by 1 3/8 82 as above, No 3, New State Paper Office, labelled: Centre of wall above (twice), Centre of front and dimensions given 83 as above, New State Paper Office, labelled: Centre of wall above (twice), Centre of front and dimensions given 84 as above, New State Paper Office and dimensions given 85 as above, New State Paper Office, Lincolns Inn Fields and dimensions given 86 as above, New State Paper Office and detail labelled: Lead, A (5 times), B (4 times), C (twice) 87 as above, State Paper Office and dimensions given 88 labelled: (pencil) Sand & loam, Sand & ---- (illegible), Peat / earth, Soft / quick sand, Loose stony gravel, A (twice), (pen) Paving in Areas, Sand & Gravel, Loose / Gravel, Peat Earth and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • August 1830 - September 1830
    (80) Lincolns Inn Fields / 24 Aug 1830 (82) Lincolns Inn Fields / 26 Aug 1830 (83, 84) Lincolns Inn Fields / September 1830 (87) Lincolns Inn Fields / 8 Sepr 1830

Medium and dimensions

(80) Pen and grey wash, pricked for transfer on wove paper (384 x 523) (81-85) pen and burnt Sienna wash, pricked for transfer on wove paper (411 x 474, 376 x 518, 372 x 527, 373 x 524, 358 x 519) (86) pen, sepia, pink, black and grey washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (371 x 528) (87) pen and pink wash, pricked for transfer on wove paper (372 x 525) (88) pen, sepia, pink, grey and olive green washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (300 x 607)

Hand

(80, 82-87) George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil then assistant 1806-37, curator 1837-60) (81) ?clerk of works (88) Soane office

Watermark

(82-84, 88) Smith & Allnutt 1827 (86) Smith & Allnutt 1823

Notes

Drawings 80 and 82-88 were made by George Bailey at the same time as he was writing up the specification for the foundations. As shown in drawing 79 the lower course of Yorkshire landings (a layer of York stone) rested on a layer of old bricks. The upper course of Yorkshire landings provided a base for the new brick work of the foundation walls and was inset with chain bars. Drawing 88 shows the foundations to the upper course of the York landing.

Level

Drawing

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