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image SM 77/1/41

Reference number

SM 77/1/41

Purpose

[33] Design for partitions on the chamber floor, datable to February 1802

Aspect

Plan of the One Pair Floor with alterations, Section on the Line 1 & 2 and Section on the Line 3 & 4 shewing the New Partitions marked AA on the Plan

Scale

bar scale of 2/9 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

as above, Samuel Thornton Esqr, labelled: (All the parts Colord (sic) Yellow are new), No 1, No 2, Reference, Scantling, No 2 BB &c Principal Timbers ....7 x 5 / NB the heads of the Post must be large / enough to make the Buttments of the Braces / square / C The Sill must 7x5 as the Bridgg Joists of the Floor / tenant into it ....7 x 5 / (The Top of the Sill to be even with the Joists of that part / of the Girder must be cut away to give the Sill 2in bearing / on each side / D Head ....5 x 5 / EE & Cross Pieces to nail the small guardg to mortisd only 1 In / at one end & chacd to the other to get them in ....5 x 2½ / FF Pieces laying from beam to beam to take the bolts of the / Partition ....12 x 9 / II Are Lintels over the Passage One side to be set out first / & the Lintel to be put in & well pinnd up before the other / is disturbed / OO & Braces ....5 x 5 / NB Lead to be put into all the Butments of the / principal Timbers / No 1 AA New Partitions / F lays from beam to beam to take the bolts of the / Partitions ....12 x 9 / G must then be an Iron Strap to clasp the principal / Rafters & strengthen the Beams / K Trussd Girder with Oak truss & King Post / LL Old Girders tenanted into New and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • datable to February 1802

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, yellow and light red washes, pricked for transfer on laid paper (470 x 674)

Hand

Soane Office

Watermark

J Whatman 1794 and fleur-de-lis within crowned cartouche and below, JW

Notes

These partitions differ from those in the previous drawing [32] and include the curved walls in one of the bedrooms. Iron ties are used to strengthen the timbers of the new partitions.

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Drawing

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