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  • image SM 77/1/60

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SM 77/1/60


[69] Working drawing for the roof timbers, 30 April 1795


Section of partition in the attic storey; and detail of oak nozing around roof; (verso) half-plan of the floor timbers


bar scale of 1/2 inch to 1 foot and half the full size


William Praed Esqre, A copy of this sent to Richards at Tyringham, The Quarters are to be nailed / on all the Partitions, as / shewn in the drawing // Whole Deal boarding on the flat // Whole Deal Gutters / 3/4 Deal boarding on the Sl---- // Purloins 5" by 5" // Small Rafters 3" by 3"½ // Small Quarters 3" by 3" and notched / in 1 Inch // Put small plates of Iron between / the Joints of Timbers &c / The Irons which go through / the Partition to be 1 Inch square / with a strong nut & screw at / each end, with a plate under / each nut 8 inches by 6 // Joists 7" by 3", The Girders to be of the largest / scantling that the pieces of / Timber will admit of, Put thin plates of Iron between / the shoulders of the Tennons / & the cheeks of the mortices / in all the Principal Timbers / as directed above at AAA &c, The Gutter is shewn here deeper / then it will be wanted in / in (sic) the Plan where the Partition / stands, it is shewn as deep / as it will be wanted any / where merely to shew that / such a Gutter may be had, Whole Deal Boarding, and section labelled Girder (twice), A (five times) and dimensions given ; (verso) X, Y, Z, L, M, N, O, P, V, B

Signed and dated

  • 30 April 1795
    L.I.F. April 1795 and April 30th 1795

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen and yellow, black, grey and pink washes on cartridge paper (618 x 487)


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