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  • image SM 39/1/13

Reference number

SM 39/1/13


[2] Copy of a design for the public house, 25 August 1800


Section taken thro' Public House No 3 and elevation of Truss for Partition of Public House / on the Two pair Floor


as above, labelled: Basement, Oak Plate, Oak Sunk Cill, Ground, Stone Mantle, One Pair, Folding 2 in Deal Partition, Skylight, Gutter, This Flue to / be carried up / against the old / Stack of the / adjoining Building / belonging to the / Stable Yard, Trussed Partition, Two Pair, 3 Pair / or / Attics, Garretts, Signd Benjn Brecknell / P Peckham, No 10, 8 In by 5 In Sqe Oak King Post, Brace 6 by 5, Oak, Girder 12 by 10 In, One Pair and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 25 August 1800
    Copy Lincolns Inn Fields Augt 25 1800

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia, light red and yellow washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (551 x 668)


Seward and Sword


The two pair floor of the public house required strengthening, which this drawing shows was to be achieved by tying iron rods into the girder and trussed partition of the upper floor. The kitchen to the rear is strengthened by a brick releaving arch in the basement room below.



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