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Reference number

SM 77/3/4


[36] Elevation


Elevationn of lancet window with amendments


to a scale of 1 inch to 1 foot


dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 18/06/1805
    June 18th 1805

Medium and dimensions

Brown pen over a pencil grid, on laid paper (509 x 338)


James Cook
The Soane office Day Book has nothing under 18 June 1805 regarding Ramsey Abbey. The drawing was probably made by the clerk of works - James Cook.


The drawing is of a lancet window '8:9¼' plus '3:3' high with pen amendments and a pencil addition. The window has a lead glazing pattern consisting of six quatrefoils over a loose lattice pattern. The purpose of the brown pen additions and bow-shaped detail (made by Soane) iis not clear. The lancet windows to the north front of the Abbey were an important element in Soane's design (see drawings [25]-[27]).




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