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SM 54/5/9

Purpose

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

Aspect

Plan at the bottom left-hand side of the sheet showing the arrangement of the metal braces attached to the wall supporting iron posts, while the plan to the right-hand side shows a similar arrangement but with a metal plate on top into which the piers can be attached, and an extension in pencil has been attached to the right-hand side. The elevation on the left-hand side of the sheet shows a tapering post, the base of which has a rectangular space within it, and this supports a multi-faceted shaft with an octagonal top, and a chain runs across the neck to either side. The elevation to the right-hand side of this shows a post in profile, with turned and fluted ornamented, attached into the stone base, and with a scrolling buttress to one side. The section in the middle of the sheet shows the top rail with the post running vertically behind on either side. Above, on the left side is an elevation of an iron attachment which runs between the posts at the level above and below the escutcheons. Above, in the top left-hand corner is the plan of a metal bar with circular ends and a circular opening cut into each which form the lower of the two top rails (marked B). The elevation to the right of these, shows a detail of the top of the rails with two cross bars marked B and A, with a funnel hood above surmounted by a ball. On the right edge of the sheet is an elevation showing part of the lower shaft of the posts which is attached to the bottom rail with a wrought iron pin. Above is a torus and scotia with a round cushion with a hole in the centre. This is attached by a fluted shaft to a torus with a cross rail to either side, surmounted by the remains of the shaft

Scale

some of the elements in this drawing are to full size, while others conform with the bar scale of 1 ½ inches to 1 foot

Inscribed

Trinity Church _ St. Marylebone. / Plan shewing one of the Brace Bars &c. / Joggle Joint / The Joints of the / Plinth to be Joggled. / Plan of one of the / Piers.. (NB. these / Piers are 12 ft apart / on the North & East sides, / and abt. 13.6, / on the South & West sides of / the Ground) / Joggled Joint / Joggled Joint / Brickwork /1. 6’ / See. parts at Large / B / A /11. Cast Iron Posts of this description / to be prepared &fixed, and 140 feet / of strong Chain, for the same. / Full size. / Section of the Top Rail. A. / Cast Iron / Full Size. / Plan of the Second Top rail. / B. / Full Size. / B / Wrot. Iron Pin / A / Screw. / Bottom Rail / Full size.. / Nut / Wrt. Iron Screwed Pin. / Full size.

Signed and dated

  • 17 June 1826
    17 June 1826

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, wash, coloured washes of beige, blue, and pink within a double-ruled border, and pricked for transfer on wove paper (737 x 529)

Hand

Probably Stephen Burchell (1806 - c.1843), draughtsman
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 Books for the 15th and 16th June 1826 as working on the iron railings for Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone

Literature

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

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