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  • image SM vol. 67/15

Reference number

SM vol. 67/15


[44] Copy of a working drawing for the timbers in the ceilings of the ground floor of the new offices, 13 April 1802


Plan of the ground floor timbers


bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot


Saml Thornton Esqr, Albury Park, labelled: A (4 times), B (twice), C (twice), D (twice), E (5 times), F, H (5 times), I (3 times), K (twice), AAA &c must be trus'd ...12 x 12 / BB &c binding Joist ....9 x 5 / CC & Bridging Joist ....4½ x 2½ / DD & single Joist ....9 x 3 / EE &c Trimming Joist ....9 x 4 / Cieling Joist Spik'd up to the / binding Joist .... 3 x 2 / FF bridg'g Joist over Larder / & dairy ....6 x 2½ / Cielg Joist under do ....3 x 2 / HH &c Joist ....6 x 2½ / II Chain of bond ....4¼ x 2½ / KK Chain of bond ....9 x 4

Signed and dated

  • 13 April 1802
    Copy / Lincolns Inn Fields April 13th 1802

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, light red and yellow washes on laid paper, bound into volume (580 x 695)


Soane Office


Copy of [43].



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