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Reference number

SM 54/5/8

Purpose

[109] Finished drawing for the railings at Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone, London, 17 June 1826

Aspect

Plan at the bottom of the sheet showing railings. The plan shows that they are arranged in a straight line at the centre, flanked by a curving arrangement. The central partition of the gates is shown, and flanked by two lanterns shown as a diamond-shape. Other lanterns are placed to the sides where the railings start to curve. The plinths are shown as squares framing the lantern, and beneath is the brick wall to which the railings and lanterns are attached. There is an elevation above showing the brickwork wall at the bottom with stone plinths deeply embedded to form a base for the iron posts. Above is a series of iron posts with the sides recessed slightly. Interspersed are taller posts supporting lanterns, each surmounted by with a pinecone finial, and a gas tap emanates from the top of each. Along the front there are also four escutcheons with key holes, two next to each other in the centre, and one on each side of the central lanterns

Scale

to a scale of 7 inches to 10 feet

Inscribed

Trinity Church. Marylebone. / Design for the Iron railing &c. to enclose the Ground. No.3. / A Lock & box Staple to each of the / Side Gates of the value of 30 Shillings. / A Lock & Box Staple of the same description as to the / Side Gates with a Rod Bolt, and Stop / a.a.a.a. Gun Metal Step. / b.b.b.b. Steel Centre fixed into hanging Rail. / c.c.c.c. Gun Metal Rollers / Granite 2.3 Sqre. / Granite / Granite / Granite Step . / Granite Plinth / Lamp Iron / Ground Line. / Wnst. Bottom rail. / Was / f /f. / Cast top rail / Cast / Wrought top Rail / e. / d / Granite. / Lamp Iron / e / d / a. / b / Granite / c. Stop / Wnst. Bottom rail. / f / f / f / f. / s / [_] / cast / Wsct. top. rail / Granite. / Lamp Iron / Wnst. Bottom rail. / f / f / e / d / a. / b / Granite. / Brickwork. / Lamp Iron / Ground Line. / Granite Plinth. / Cast / Cast. / Cast. / d / e / d. Frame for Lantern of wrot. Iron – (the lantern not to be included in estimate) / e Ladder Iron (wrot.) / f.f.f. Wrot. Spacing Pieces / g g.g. Cast Spacing Pieces.

Signed and dated

  • 17 June 1826
    Lincolns Inn Fields. / 17. June 1826.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, wash, coloured washes of blue, brown and Payne’s grey, within a double-ruled border, and pricked for transfer on wove paper (738 x 525)

Hand

Probably Burchell, S., draughtsman
Stephen Burchell is recorded in the Soane Office Day Books for the 15 and 16 June 1826 as working on the iron railings for Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone
Probably Mocatta, David Alfred (1806--1882), draughtsman
Recorded in the Soane Office Day Boks for the 15th and 16th June 1826 as working on the iron railings for Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone

Verso

Faded pencil design for an unknown subject

Watermark

SMITH&ALLNUTT / 1823

Literature

John, 2003, p. 72 fig. 71, p. 73

Level

Drawing

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