|Object Name||Print, Photographic|
|Title||Interior view of double relieving plates|
The upper plate embedded in the masonry wall is the bearing and leveling timber for the first floor joists and a "tie" pocketed into the north wall to join it structurally to the east eaves wall. It also spans across numerous vertical mortar joints [“breaks the joints”], thus inhibiting or interrupting fractures which might otherwise radiate through a longer failure-path in the wall joints. The shorter plate is a relieving lintel transferring structural loads across the window [and the door to the south] to the flanking masonry abutments.
See DTR09PH122--1001.01.218 for an interior view of these plates spanning the kitchen doorway and bearing on the east end of the masonry partition between the kitchen and root cellar.
|Print size||6.83 x 5.12 inches|