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Reference number

SM (198) 82/2/1 (199) 82/1/59

Purpose

Working drawings for the roof and chimney arrangements, February 1834 (2)

Aspect

198 Plan of the Roof Shewing the / Positions of the Chimneys, Gutters / Sections of Walls, Cornice &c / State Paper Office 199 Section through the building showing the chimney flues

Scale

(198) bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

198 as above, labelled: New State Paper Office, A (3 times), B (twice), C (twice), D (twice), E (twice), F (twice), G (twice), H, I, Section of Wall / H, Section of Wall / I, Gutter (7 times), Commissioners Room, Kitchen, Gallery Library, Library, Copper in Kitchen, Mr Lemons Breakfast Room, Mr Hobhouses Room, North west Library, Mr Lemons Dining Room, Blank, North west Library, Gallery Library North West, Clerks Room, Mr Lemons / Bed Room, Bed Room attic, Entrance Hall Basement, Middle Room Library, Basement, Entrance Hall, Clerks Room, Mrs Philpots Bed Room, Copper in wash house, Bed Room attic, Clerks Room, Book Binders Room, Housekeeper Room Basement, Store Closet, Waiting Room, Mr Lemons Library, Bed Room, Blank, Section of Cornice &c, Blocking, AAA, BB and some dimensions given 199 labelled: House Keepers / Bed Room, House Keepers / Kitchen, Entrance / Hall, Bookbinders Room, Clerks Room (twice), Mrs Lemons, Boys Room

Signed and dated

(198) Feby 12th 1834

Medium and dimensions

(198) Pen, blue-grey, yellow, pink and grey washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper (494 x 650) (199) pen, black, grey and pink washes, CHECK

Hand

(198, 199) ?clerk of works

Notes

The labels on this plan of the roof of the New State Paper Office (drawing 198) show the rooms to which each of the chimneys belong. On the west side of the building there are two 'blank' chimneys, built to maintain the symmetry of that elevation. The letters A-G and the sections through the walls H and I and the blocking course show the heights at which the different parts of the roof meet the walls. Drawing 199 shows the arrangement of some of the flues within the walls of the building.

Level

Drawing

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