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  • image SM 47/5/4

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SM 47/5/4


[60] Design for the gallery level, St John’s, Bethnal Green, London, 18 January 1827


Gallery plan of church of five-by-nine-bay church showing the gallery level with the latitudinal arrangement of pews, the metal roof over the rear projections, the placement of the organ at the western end, and the indication of internal staircases in the front bays


to a scale (as this is part of a rather uniform scheme of plans it is likely to be 1 inch to 5 feet)


Bethnal Green Chapel. –III- 25 / Plan Shewing the Galleries. / Copy. / 4th Course / 3rd Course / Staircase / Staircase / Free Seat / Free Seat / Free Seat / Organ / Free Seat / Free Seat / Free Seat / Steps / Steps / Steps / Steps / See Drawing of Pews at Large / No 23 and measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 18 January 1827
    Janry 18th_1827

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, coloured washes of blue, Cerulean blue, orange, pink, and yellow, pricked for transfer, on wove paper (734 x 528)


Probably Soane Office, draughtsman





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