bar scale of 1 inch to 5 feet
Copy. This drawing shews the enlarged design for the Steeple, referred to in / the detailed Estimate delivered to Mr. Soane, 29th. August 1825 and for / the executing of which I am to receive the sum of Six Hundred and / Forty Eight Pounds, beyond the amount of my Contract amounting / to £19, 524:- signed D. Sharp. _ _ . Richard Hall. / W. Craib (Grail?). / Plan on the line A. B. / Approved / Communal (?). / Seal / York Corbel. / 6 Inch York Landing/ Joggled Joint / Joggled Joint / Plan on the line C. D. / 4 Inch /york Landing / 6 Inch York Landing /6 Inch / york Bond /Plan on the line E.F. / Lead. / Lead. / The whole of the Masonry / above this Plinth will be / of Portland or Bath Stone. / York Corbel /6” Inch York Stone / Portland / A B / Bath Stone / C. Chain Bar. / 1 1/4 In Square. / Portland / C D / Portland Stone. / Portland / York Bond / Portland / E F / C.C.C. Chain Bars / run with Lead / Portland Stone. / Portland. and measurements are given
Signed and dated
- 25 October 1826 / 22nd November 1826
L.I Fields. 25th.October 1826. / 22nd Novr. 1826.
Medium and dimensions
Pencil, pen, red pen, wash, coloured washes of brown, Payne’s grey, orange, pink and stone, and pricked for transfer on wove paper (757 x 542)
Probably Burchell, S., draughtsman
Soane Office Day Book has Burchell working on a drawing ‘of an improved steeple for Marylebone Church’, and the letter types conform to Burchell’s hand
This drawing is also a contract for the construction of the tower, given to Daniel Sharp, and seems to involve an additional expense above his contract. The later date of 22 November 1826, is placed below where the Commisioners seal would be adhered. This arrangement is also seen on SM 54/4/21, and SM 54/5/3 where an original seal is attached.
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