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  • image SM 39/3/19

Reference number

SM 39/3/19


[18] Working drawing for first floor timber structure


Plan of the timbers of the One Pair Floor


to a scale of ¼ inch to 1 foot


as above, Colonel Graham, No 11, NB the parts with a light tint / over them to be reversed in / the Executions, Joists 12" by 2½" / Girders 1' 0" by 1' 13" / Bindg Joists 9½ -- 5, Bridgg do -- 4½ -- 3 / Cieling do -- 3 --2 and Girders 6" by 12" / Bindg Joists 9½ --5, Bridgg do 4½ --3 / Cieling do 3 --2

Signed and dated

  • 00/07/1797
    July 1797

Medium and dimensions

Pen, yellow and sepia washes, pricked for transfer, on wove paper ( 585 x 511)


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


Though the dimensions are given, the details for girders are lacking.



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