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image SM 47/5/3

Reference number

SM 47/5/3

Purpose

[59] Design for the ground floor, St John’s, Bethnal Green, London, June 1826

Aspect

Ground plan of the nave of a five-by-nine-bay church with the arrangement of pews, and the free seats down the middle of the nave and in the aisles, a reading desk and pulpit are at the end of the nave and an enclosure for the altarpiece in the chancel is at the eastern end, and internal staircases are indicated in the end bays

Scale

to a scale of 1 inch to 5 feet from 10 foot measurement on the right side and of first bay

Inscribed

Bethnal Green Chapel. 11/25 / (Copy) Plan shewing the Pews, Free Seats, &c. on the Ground Floor. / 1.st Course of Pilasters / 1.11/2 Bed. / 3rd Course the same / as the 1st.. / 2nd. Course of Pilasters 9” Bed. / 4th. Course the same as / the 2nd.. . / 5th. Course the same as / the 1st - / 62 Portland / Staircase / Staircase / (in pencil) Free Seat /( in pencil) Seat / (in pencil) Flap Seat Specification / (in pencil) Free Seat / (in pencil) See Drawing of Pewing No. 22 / Free Seats / See Drawing No 22 / (in pencil) A A Pipes to convey Water from / (in pencil) A / (in pencil) a 22 Wainscot 4” wide marked for free Seats to Floor / (in pencil) A / (in pencil) A / (in pencil) Clerk / (in pencil) Pulpit / Specification / (in pencil) Reading / Desk / See Specification / (in pencil) Free Seat / (in pencil) Seat / (in pencil) Communion & Enclosure / See Specification / (in pencil) Robing Room / (in pencil) Lobby / (in pencil) Water Closet / 6” York Landings / steps / (in pencil) Lobby / (in pencil) Water Closet / (in pencil) Vestry with measurements and calculations given

Signed and dated

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

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, red pen, wash, coloured washes of brown, pink, orange and yellow, pricked for transfer, on wove paper (732 x 529)

Hand

Probably Mocatta, David Alfred (1806--1882), draughtsman
The Soane Office Day Book for 26 June 1826 records both Mocatta and Richardson as copying drawings for Bethnal Green Chapel
Probably Richardson, Charles James (1806--1871), draughtsman
The Soane Office Day Book for 26 June 1826 records both Mocatta and Richardson as copying drawings for Bethnal Green Chapel

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Drawing

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