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image SM 54/5/11

Reference number

SM 54/5/11

Purpose

[108] Design for the iron railings and lower rail covers at Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone, London, 17 March 1827

Aspect

Elevation and section of iron railings. On the left-hand side is an elevation showing three metal posts secured into a tall plinth above a base of granite. A buttress is attached through the railings and protrudes in front of the lower parts of the posts and pedestal. It has been attached to the pedestal by clamps and is secured within the granite base. On the right-hand side is a small elevation showing a wide base of brickwork with a square base of stone upon it, and a small cutting in the centre along the top edge. Beneath there is a section of the buttress metal shaft, shaped with apsidal ends, and there are with some pencil emendations at each ends

Scale

full size

Inscribed

B / Granite / Granite / 2’ 3” wide / 1’. 9” high / A / A / a / Section a / 17th March / Copy pf Drawing referred to / in the Agreement Designed by Mr Battan Thursday. / GB.[?] / Brickwork / Stone / Trinity Church St. Marylebone / 16 Cast Iron Brace Bars of this form 2 ½ ‘ by 1 ½” - / to be moulded both edges with the same / Moulding as the Staybars. / A.A. Tapped with Iron Metal Plugs with Rails Screws / B. 32 Cramps with Cakings / No. 8. 1 ½ In Round wrt. Iron Bars across the small [Gates?] to connect the Lamp Irons. / Wheel [_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _] 3 ½ by 12 a [_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _] a Quadrant 3 wide ¾ thick / [_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _] bottom wrt. Iron. / 16 Granite Blocks roughpicked with top to affect surface / back joints and screws cramped to the other stone see B. / 2 Cramps to each stone

Signed and dated

  • 17 March 1827
    Datable to 17 March with a terminus post quem of 1827 due to the watermark on the paper dating to this year

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, wash, coloured washes of brown, olive green and pink, on wove paper (1003 x 690)

Hand

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

Watermark

SMITH&ALLNUTT / 1827

Level

Drawing

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