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image SM 54/4/15

Reference number

SM 54/4/15

Purpose

[90] Design for the ground and gallery floors at Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone, London, copied January 1826

Aspect

Plan divided between the gallery and ground floors, of a five-by nine-bay church entered by steps leading to a colonnaded porch, and flanked by towers with internal staircases. The upper plan shows the arrangement of timbers and paving for the pews and the aisles along the central nave which is articulated by a series of pillars, and the paved stone for the altar in the chancel. At the rear is a corner tower with an internal staircase. The bottom plan shows the arrangement of timbers, slats, joists and beams, both horizontal and vertical, to support the floor of the gallery and these are connected with metal plates. At the rear is a corner tower with an internal staircase. In the blank area in the middle is a pencil sketch of an unknown subject

Scale

bar scale of 1 inch to 5 feet

Inscribed

One Half of the Plan shewing the Timbers of the Gallery Floors &c. / Copy. / To be returned. / No. 15 /25 / Oak plate 7 x 5 ¾ / Wall plate 7 x 5 ¾ / 10” by 15” Cambered iron Bar. / Wall plate 7 x 5 ¾ / Ceiling joists 4” by 2” / Iron tie / Iron tie / Iron tie / Oak plate 4” by 3” / Oak 9” by 3” / Oak plate / Oak 9” x 4 ½” / Oak 9” x 4 ½” / York steps. / 6 Rubbed York Landing / 6” Rubbed York Landing / 6” Rubbed York Landing / 6” Rubbed York. / Portland / 3” Rubbed York Landing / 3” Rubbed York paving / 6” Rubbed York Landings / Fix Joists 3” by 2 ½” / Centre Line / 2” Wainscot 4” Wide notched for Free seats stubbed into stoned Landing / 3” Rubbed York Paving / Portland steps / 2” Portland paving / 6” Rubbed York Landings / York Steps / 6” Rubbed York Landings / 3 Inch ribbed York Paving / Oak Sleepers / Oak Sleeper 4” x 3” / Oak Sleeper 4” x 3” / Oak Sleeper / Oak Plate 9” x 5 ¾” / 4” York / Oak plate / 4” rubbed York Landing / 4” York Landing / Oak Plate 9” x 5 ¾” / One Half of the Plan. shewing the Paving, York Landings forming the Floor. & the Joists and Sleepers under the Pews &c. on the Ground Floor. and some measurements and calculations given

Signed and dated

  • January 1826
    L.I.F. Janry. 1826.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, wash, coloured washes of brown, Payne’s grey, pink, stone and yellow, pricked for transfer on wove paper (750 x 543)

Hand

Probably Stephen Burchell (1806 - c.1843), draughtsman
Soane Office Day Book for January 1826 has Richardson, Burchell, Mocatta and Davis working on copying drawings for Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone. The letter types such as the looped C are more typical of Burchell's hand

Watermark

SMITH&ALLNUTT / 1823

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Drawing

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