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  • image SM vol. 67/6

Reference number

SM vol. 67/6


[45] Copy of a working drawing for the roof timbers of the new offices, 13 April 1802


Plan and sections of the roof timbers


bar scale of 1/4 inch to 1 foot


labelled: A (twice), B (3 times), C (10 times), D (8 times), E, F (twice), G, H, I (twice), K, L, AA Beams.... 11 by 9 / BB &c.... 11 by 7 / CC &c.... 11 by 7 / DD &c.... 11 by 4 / E.... 10 by 6 / F Principal rafter Top 5½ by 4 / Bottom.... 7 by 4 / G King posts.... 11 by 4 / H Braces.... 4 by 4 / I small rafters.... 4½ by 2¼ / Hip Rafters.... 11 by 3 / K Wall plates.... 9 by 6 / pool plate.... 6 by 4 / L Purloins.... 5 by 4

Signed and dated

  • 13 April 1802
    (Copy) / Lincolns Inn Fields / April 13th 1802

Medium and dimensions

Pen, light red, yellow and sepia washes on laid paper, bound into volume (580 x 687)


Soane Office


The offices have a hipped roof with a queen post truss structure. (The reference to 'King posts' is a misnomer as the posts connect to the straining beam, not the apex of the roof).



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