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1r (SM volume 80) Downhill: rough room plan and part-section


1r (SM volume 80) Downhill: rough room plan and part-section


Rough plan of room 63:0 feet long, 36.0 (feet) without the apse at each end and 22.0 feet wide; rough part-section with dimensions given, with notes: Windows from the floor / abt 2':10" / Windows 9 feet 3 high / Higgins Experiments & Observ. Cadell 8° 1780 / on Cements, Quick Lime (Bryan Higgins, 1737-1829, 'Experiments and Observations Made With The View Of Improving The Art Of Composing And Applying Calcareous Cements ...', Printed for T. Cadell, 1780. There is a copy in Soane's library, bought 1784) / Clavering's Essay on Chys / Acidulous Gas - fixed Air (Robert Clavering, 'An Essay on the construction and building of chimneys ...', first published in 1779, Soane's library has a copy published in 1793) / Payne 2101 - Alberti's Italy 8°



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