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Window-sills.-Put to the windows of
sills of inch inches wide, laid sloping, wrought fairly in front, and wita tooled soffit ends and level tops beneath the sash-sills. Landing to Doorways.- Put to
in landings and steps of stone back-jointed and fixed complete. Sills to External Doors.-Put to
sills wide, and 18 inches wider than the openings. Slabs and Hearths.-Put inch rubbed slabs and hearths to fire-places. .: Chimney-jambs.-Neatly point the jambs of chimneys of in cement as far as the top of the arch.
Chimney-pieces.—Put to the fire-places of chimney-pieces with jambs inchies wide, shelves inches wide, and mantles inches wide.
Cramps. Labour.- Provide and fix, and run with lead, copper cramps and plugs wherever requisite. No cramps of iron are to be used. Run the joints with lead. Cut all requisite rebates, grooves, chases, holes, back-joints, fair edges, and perform the other labour usual or necessary to mason's work.
Leave the whole work perfect at completion, previous to which all the mason's work is to be well cleaned off.
Where good stone is cheap, to the above may be added clauses for the exe
cution by the mason of walls and Gothic finishings, heads, mullions, and joints of windows. Provide also for internal paving, copings to gables, &c., corbels to support flues, &c., grauite bases to iron columus, &c.
SLATER. Slates.--Slate the whole of the roofs with slates, laid and cut close and overlapping inches, nailed with copper nails, two to each slate; point the under sides with lime and hair, and lay the eaves double.
The ridges are provided for as plumber's work; but may be formed of “im
perial sawn slate, 5 in. wide, laid and pointed with slate cement, and screwed to the ridge-board," or they may be formed of ridge-tiles by th: bricklayer.
PLASTERER. Ceilings. Lath with double latls, plaster, float, sct, and whiten ceilings of
Ceilings.- Lath with double laths, plaster, set, and whiten ceilings of
Timbers of Roof:—Size white timbers of roof or ceilings where Walls.—Properly stop and colour the walls of
colour. Walls, Brick-nogging, &c.-Render, set, and colour the brick-work of
Quarter Partitions.-Lath, plaster, set, and colour
Labour.-Execute all requisite beads, quirks, and arrises.
Dressings.*_Execute the dressings to and the
Iron-work.- Paint times with the best oil and colour the whole of the iron-work, the first two coats of colour being redlead paint, and the last coat being
colour. Wood-work.- Properly prepare, knot, and stop the whole of the wood-work usually painted, and paint times with the best oil, and colour all those parts thereof which are not described to be otherwise painted or finished in other clauses of this specification.
Doors-Grain extra in imitation of oak, and varnish twice with best copal varnish the
Provide for extra painting to timbers of roof where seen, closet-fronts and doors, sashes of windows, &c.
GLAZIER. Glass.-Glaze all the windows and lights with good second Newcastle crown glass.
In Wood.-Properly bed, brad, and back-putty to all the sashes in wood. In Lead.-Glaze the windows of
in small squares
set in strong church window lead, and secured to the saddle-bars by strong copper bands.
Clean and leave perfect the whole of the glazing at the completion of the works. Provide for glazing of skylights, fan-lights, borrowed lights, sash-doors, &c.
PLUMBER. Lay the gutters with 7 lbs. milled lead, turning up 9 inches against the wall and 12 inches up the roofs, with all requisite rolls and drips; no part of the gutters is to be less than 12 inches wide, and the fall is not to be less than 1} inch in 10 feet. Provide proper lead shoots from the gutters to the rain-pipe beads. The flashings of the chimney-shafts to be of 5 lbs. milled lead inches wide.
Provide for a sink, with bell-grating and waste.pipe to privies, rain-water
cistern, with service pipe to sink and overflow pipe to privies, covering of
dormers, &c., and flashings. Cover the hips and ridges with 4 lb. milled lead, 16 inches wide, properly dressed and secured.
Cutting bricks or stone should be substituted for cement finishings, if practicable.
SMITH. Iron Guttering.-Provide and fix inch cast-iron semicircular guttering on cast-iron brackets to the eaves throughout, and inch diameter down-pipes, with heads and shoes, delivering into the drain.
Iron-work to Roofs.- Provide and fix all the necessary ironwork for the roofs.
Enumerate straps, bolts, &c., to timbers of trusses.
inch caulked at both ends, and bent to the figure of an arch, if required by the design. Window-bars.-Provide and
windows wroughtiron saddle-bars } inch square, not more than
apart, and tailing into walls 4 inches.
Cast-iron Gratings.* -Provide No. cast-iron gratings for ventilation in external walls
inches. No. with valves to open and shut in floors, inches x inches. No. with valves to be opened and shut by strings and pulleys in ceilings
These gratings are for ventilation. See 8vo. Edition of Minutes of the Committee of Council on Education for 1839-40, pages 85 and 129; for Specifications of privies, fittings, yards, external walls, and fences, see
ANNO QUARTO & QUINTO VICTORIÆ REGINÆ,
AN ACT TO AFFORD FURTHER FACILITIES FOR THE CONVEYANCE AND ENDOWMENT OF Sites POR SCHOOLS.
[21st June, 1841.) WHEREAS it is expedient that greater facilities should be given for the erection of schools and buildings for the purposes of education : may it therefore please your Majesty that it may be enacted ; and be it enacted by the Queen's most excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, That from and after the passing of this Act an Act passed in the session held in the sixth and seventh years of the reign of his late Majesty King William the Fourth, intituled An Act to facilitate the Conveyance of Sites for School-rooms, shall be and the same is hereby repealed; provided that all matters and things done in pursuance of the said Act shall be and remain valid as though the said Act was not repealed ; and all matters and things commenced in pursuance of the said Act shall be continued according to the provisions of this Act, if the same shall be applicable, otherwise shall be continued conformably to the said recited Act, which shall be deemed to be still in force with regard to such proceedings.
II. And be it enacted, That any person, being seised in fee simple, fee tail, or for life, of and in any manor or lands of freehold, copyhold, or customary tenure, and having the beneficial interest therein, or in Scotland being the proprietor in fee simple or under entail, and in possession for the time being, may grant, convey, or enfranchise by way of gift, sale, or exchange, in fee simple or for a term of years, any quantity not exceeding one acre of such land, as a site for a school for the education of poor persons, or for the residence of the schoolmaster or schoolmistress, or otherwise for the purposes of the education of such poor persons in religious and useful knowledge; provided that no such grant made by any person seised only for life of and in any such manor or lands shall be valid, unless the person next entitled to the same in remainder, in fee simple or fee tail, (if legally competent,) shall be a party to and join in such grant: Provided also, that where any portion of waste or commonable land shall be gratuitously conveyed by any lord or lady of a manor for any such purposes as aforesaid, the rights and interests of all persons in the said land shall be barred and divested by such conveyance: Provided also, that upon the said land so granted as aforesaid, or any part thereof, ceasing to be used for the purposes in this Act mentioned, the same shall thereupon immediately revert to and become a portion of the said estate held in fee simple or otherwise, or of any manor or land as aforesaid, as fully to all intents and purposes as if this Act had not been passed, anything herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding.
III. And whereas it may be expedient and proper that the chancellor and council of Her Majesty's Duchy of Lancaster, on Her Majesty's behalf, should be authorized to grant, convey, or enfranchise, to or in favour of the Trustee or Trustees of any existing or intended school, lands and hereditaments belonging to Her Majesty in right of Her said Duchy, for the purposes of this Act; Be it therefore enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for the chancellor and council of Her Majesty's Duchy of Lancaster for the time being, by any deed or writing under the hand and seal of the chancellor of the said Duchy for the time being, attested by the clerk of the council of the said Duchy for the time being, for and in the name of Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, to grant, convey, or enfranchise, to or in favour of such Trustee or Trustees, any lands and hereditaments to be used by them for the purposes of this Act, upon such terms and conditions as to the said chancellor and council shall seem meet; and where any sum or sums of money shall be paid as or for the purchase or consideration for such lands or hereditaments so to be granted, conveyed, or enfranchised as aforesaid, the same shall be paid by such Trustee or Trustees into the hands of the Receiver General for the time being of the said Duchy, or his Deputy, and shall be by him paid, applied, and disposed of according to the provisions and regulations contained in an Act passed in the forty-eighth year of the reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, intituled An Act to improve the Land Revenue of the Crown in England, and also of His Majesty's Duchy of Lancaster, or any other Act or Acts now in force for that purpose: Provided always, that upon the said land so granted as aforesaid, or any part thereof, ceasing to be used for the purposes in this Act mentioned, the same shall thereupon immediately revert to and become again a portion of the possessions of the said Duchy, as fully to all intents and purposes as if this Act or any such grant as aforesaid had not been passed or made; anything herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding
IV. And be it enacted, That for the purposes of this Act only, and for such time only as the same shall be used for the purposes of this Act, it shall be lawful for any two of the principal officers of the Duchy of Cornwall, under the authority of a warrant issued for that purpose under the hands of any three or more of the special Commissioners for the time being for managing the affairs of the Duchy of Cornwall, or under the hands of any three or more of the persons who may hereafter for the time being have the immediate management of the said Duchy, if the said Duchy shall be then vested in the Crown, or if the said Duchy shall then be vested in a Duke of Cornwall, then under the hand of the Chancellor for the time being of the said Duchy, or under the hands of any three or more of the persons the time being having the immediate management of the said Duchy, by deed under their hands, to grant and convey to the Trustees or Trustee for the time being of any existing school, or of any school intended to be established by virtue of this Act, any lands, tenements, or hereditaments forming part of the possessions of the said Duchy of Cornwall, not exceeding in the whole one acre in any one parish, upon such terms and conditions as to the said special Commissioners or Chancellor, or such other persons as aforesaid, shall seem meet: Provided always, that upon the said land so granted as aforesaid, or any part thereof, ceasing to be used for the purposes in this Act mentioned, the same shall thereupon immediately revert to and become again a portion of the possessions of the said Duchy, as fully to all intents and purposes as if this Act or any such grant as aforesaid, hath not been passed or made; anything herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding.
V. And be it enacted, That where any person shall be equitably entitled to any manor or land, but the legal estate therein shall be in some