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  • image SM 30/1B/25

Reference number

SM 30/1B/25


[9] Working drawing, 7 June 1791


Plans of First Story and Attic, Plan of the Roof, Plan of the Ceiling Floor, Section of the Roof and elevation of Quarter Partition in Bed chamber


bar scale of ¼ inch to 1 foot


Lintels over all openings 5in thick & the whole / width of the inner Walls with 9in Wall / held at each end - / Plates all round the Walls 7in 5in dove- / tailed & pinned together at the Angles / Ridge 2in thick & 7in wide / Hip Rafters 7in by 3in / Common Rafters 5in x 2"½ not more than / 13 Inches apart / Purloins 5in x 5in / Collars 6 x 3 / 5 pair Principal Rafters 6" x 3" / Posts under do - 4 x 3 / 5 Tye Beams 8 x 4 cawked down / & pinned on the Plates - / 2 binding Joints 6 x 3 / Ceiling Joints 3 x 2 framed / 1in¼ Gutter boards, not less than / 10 in wide, laid with 2" drips & / a current of an Inch to 10 foot / 3 Tiers of Bond Timber in each / Story 4in x 2in½ - one Tie laid in / 6in above the Floors - One Tier 2 F 6"above the floors, & one Tier in the / middle betwixt the heights of the / latter Bond & the bottom of the / plate under each floor - all spiked / & lapped together // Plates under all the Floors 7 x 5 dove- / tailed & pinned together - / N.B. The Floors of the First Story & / Attic to be framed similar to / that of the Ground Floor now / done and (bedchamber) Plates & Braces 4 x 3 / Principal Quarters & Doorhead 4 x 3 / Common Quarters 4 x 2½ / All to be framed & pinned together, (section) Collar, Tye Beams

Signed and dated

  • 7 June 1791
    G.Scotland Yard June 7th 1791

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and yellow washes, pricked for transfer on laid paper with one fold mark (560 x 682)


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