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image SM 54/4/27

Reference number

SM 54/4/27

Purpose

[118] Design for the pulpit, Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone, London, 16 December 1827

Aspect

Two plans, elevation and section of the pulpit. The plan at the bottom of the sheet on the left side shows a hexagonal-shaped pulpit with the timber supports. The plan to the right side shows the seat at the bottom and the desk opposite, and emanating from the top right side is a curved staircase. The elevation on the top right shows the pulpit consisting of a plinth with recessed panels Attached to the right side is a curving staircase. To the left side is a section of the pulpit showing the timber support arrangements. To the left side of the sheet are a series of profile mouldings labelled A-L which indicate the elements for both the pulpit and the staircase and are associated with the lettering seen on the elevation

Scale

bar scale of 1 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Trinity Church_ St. Marylebone. / No.1 . / 2 / A B C D E / F G H / Mouldings / full size. / I J K L / The whole of the Pulpit, and the Steps to be of Wainscot. / the Soffite of the steps to be formed of ¾ (inch?) Wainscot, the Joints / crop tongued & beaded.. / O / nosing. / 5 ½” by 2 ½” dovetailed at angles & / to end of joints. / Deal Joists 5” by 2” / S / O / Seat. / Deal. / Desk 1 ¼” thick / Wainscot / Door. / to be hung with proper / brass hinges & m[ounted] [?] / latch / S / Pannel / Pannel / Landing. / This is / one of / the Drawings referred to in our / Letter of the 20 January 1820 (?) / George Bird / James Bainbridge / Executors to the Estate / of the late Danl. Sharp Section on the Line O. S. in the Plans / Shaft 1 ½” thick / glued & blocked / at angles / ¾ [_ _ _] / ¾ Wainscot / / Deal. /1 ¼ W. / Landing / 1 ¼” deal. . 5”. x 2” Deal / bd. Flush pannel. // Ledge faced with Iron Studs so as to take off. / Back Elevation of the Pulpit./ K / See mouldings / full size. / H / H / G / F F / E E / D / D / L L / See mouldings full size. / C C / B / A / Desk. / Wainscot Handrail 2 ½” by 2” / 11/2 Wainst / to project 3/8 from the stairs / / E. / E. / The Railing to the steps & Landing to be of / Wsct. Iron. The upright Rails and Pannels ¾ by 3/8. / The Diamond Pannels ¼ by 5/8- (14 in number) / The Rosettes of Cast Iron. / The newel Bars will be of Cast iron of an Ornamneted / Pattern:_the Top Rail, ¾ by 3/8 / The Estimate to include Ironwork to the value of £3. 0. 0 / to be used as directed. / The Iron Railing to be Painted [R]ails & finished Bronze. / The Handrail Wainscot. / The steps & risers 1 ¼ Wainscot with moulded / Nosings _ the Windows glued & blocked / the Joints crop tongued with proper carriage / & finished in the most complete manner.

Signed and dated

  • 10 December 1827
    Lincolns Inn Fields / 10th. Decr. 1827

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, coloured washes of blue, brown and yellow, pricked for transfer on wove paper (730 x 523)

Hand

Probably Bailey, George (1792--1860), draughtsman

Watermark

SMITH&ALLNUTT / 1823

Level

Drawing

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