The floors were vaulted with brick arches or 'jacks' and layered with sand, cement or ash. Then finally, they were covered with covered with tiles or flagstones. The vertical columns were tied together using the a wrought-iron tie-bar.
The cast-iron columns are dated 1822 and were cast by local iron founders Kay and Routledge to Fairbairn's specification.
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