Powder mill John Smeaton
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Ground plan of the building designed to house powder mills at Waltham Abbey, with the waterwheel in the centre. In a scale of 1:48 inches per foot.
Signed and dated in the bottom right corner and inscribed ‘Plan of the BUILDING for Mr. Walton’s Powder Mill at Waltham Abbey on the West Side of the Mill Pond’
Original drawing from Designs by the late John Smeaton made on various occasions in the course of his employment as a Civil Engineer from the year 175[?] to 179[?], Volume 2. Containing Designs for Mills and Hydraulic Engines. Collected and arranged by John Farey, 1821.
John Smeaton (1724-1792) was a British civil engineer, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1753.
John Farey (1766-1826) was a British geologist and surveyor, he worked on the published reports of John Smeaton’s work between 1809 and 1812.
- Image reference: RS-17737
- ©The Royal Society
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