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image SM 39/3/20

Reference number

SM 39/3/20


[16] Working drawing for ground floor timber structure


Plan of the Timbers of the Ground Floor, and two Section(s) through the Girder


to a scale of ¼ inch to 1 foot


as above, Colonel Graham, No 12, NB The parts with a light tint over / them to be reversed in the Execution, labelled: Girder 1:0 by 1:3" / Bindg Joists 9½ by 5 / Bridgg do 4½ by 3 / Cieling do 3 by 2 with dimensions, (second detail of girder) Girders 6" by 12 / Bindg Joists 9½ by 5 / Bridgg do 4½ by 3 / Cieling do 3 by 2

Signed and dated

July 1797

Medium and dimensions

Pen, yellow and sepia washes, pricked for transfer, on wove paper with two fold marks (608 x 511)


attributed to Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848), pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808



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