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SM 47/5/11


[21] Design for the west side of the interior of St John’s, Bethnal Green, London, 17 July 1826


Longitudinal Section of the west side of the church with a visible four and a half bays, with the entrance and base for the tower on the left side, and from the bottom to top are: the footings, vaults, nave, and gallery with the organ gallery to the left, and to the right is an arcade of arches supported by columns at nave level, and iron posts at gallery level, and windows on both levels round-topped at gallery level, and square at nave level, and above is the truss arrangements for the roof. Further to the right is a small elevation of a Doric column


bar scale of 2 inches to 5 feet


Bethnal Green Chapel – X- / Invertd. arch. / 3” York Paving / Invertd. arch. / Flue. / 3” York. / Wall 21/2 Bricks thick. / York / 6” Rubbed York Landings / 3” Rubbed York Paving in courses / Brick Groin. / Brick Groin. / 6” York Landings / Section through the Centre / looking towards the North, / shewing the Construction of the / Steeple, Organ Gallery &c &c / 6” York attached to pier.- / Stone Arch / Bressumer. / Risers to form / Floor of Pews. / Iron Standard. / 4 York Landing / 11/2 Oak / Oak. / Ledged Flap / Oak bond. / 6 York Bondmoldd? / to piers. / Lintel / 6” York Bond. / Brick Arch / Oak / Ribs in 2 thicknesses of 21/2 deal. / Portland / Bath Stone / Portland Stone / Bath Stone Pilaster / York Corbel / York Landing / Opening for / Skylight. / Ribs to form Arch. / Bressumer / C / Raising Plate / C / Binding Joist / C / Poll Plate / Bath stone / Pilaster / Purline / Purline / York Base / Portland Stone Column. One Stone and measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 17 July 1826
    July 17th 1826 -

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, wash, coloured washes of brown, Cerulean blue, blue, orange, pink and yellow, pricked for transfer, on wove paper (730 x 524)


Probably Mocatta, David Alfred (1806--1882), draughtsman
The Soane Office Day Book for Monday 17 July 1826 only has Mocatta working on copying drawings for Bethnal Green Chapel



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