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  • image SM 54/8/7

Reference number

SM 54/8/7


[15] Design for the footings of St Peters Church, Walworth, London, May 1823


Three views of the footings. At the bottom is a rough pencil drawing with the sleepers and planks and the bottom part of a pillar. Above on the left –hand side this design is repeated only in pen with the horizontal cross shaft visible. At the top is another design similar to the pencil sketch only in pen and slightly larger showing six sleepers with taper towards the top where the top sleeper meets the bottom of the pillar


to a scale


7 Newington Church – See next page / C. Crop Sleeper / Sleeper / 21/2 Plank / Crop Plank / P / See next / page / Plinth . . . 4. 0 high, 7 steps & 8 Risers / Ground to be / Raised..2:9 above the ground level / Plinth 4 feet / of the Ground / [sm?] / Paving / Brick Arch / Pavement level of the Ground / (in pencil) Plinth / (in pencil) with / (in pencil) step / Depth to dry out / 9 [_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _] of soot (sod?) / 2 ½ Plank / 5 Crop Sleeper / 5 Slat / [_ _ _] and measurements and calculations given

Signed and dated

  • May 1823
    datable to 1823 on account of being a series with SM 54/8/5

Medium and dimensions

Pencil and pen on laid paper (316 x 200)


Written by William Craib


A circular cartouche topped with a crown with two crosses aligned above one another. Inside the cartouche is a single seated figure of Britannia in right profile with a spear against her right shoulder and her out-turned shield on the ground beneath, and she is holding a trefoil plant in her outstretched left hand. The closest, but not identical comparanda, is the watermark of Lloyds & Co datable to around 1805.


W. Churchill, 1935, 76, no. 235, p. 207 no. 235



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