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image SM 47/5/12

Reference number

SM 47/5/12

Purpose

[20] Design for the east side of the interior of St John’s, Bethnal Green, London, 12 July 1826

Aspect

Section of the eastern side of a church with three and a half bays from the footings, vaults, the nave and gallery showing an arcade of arches supported by columns, with one on the left showing the iron supports for the arches and windows on both levels, and the roof level showing the truss arrangement. Attached to the right is an elevation of a one-storey rear projecting wall with a side door with guardrail, and stairs descending to the vaults

Scale

bar scale of 2 inches to 5 feet

Inscribed

Bethnal Green Chapel XI/25 / Section through the East End of the Chapel looking North. / (Copied) / 3” York Paving / 3” York Cap Stone / Groin / 1’: 11/2” Brick Wall. / 6” York Landings. (part rubbed). / Portland Ashlering 4” thick / 6” Rutted York Landing / Stone Sill / Wall Linings / 3” rutted York Paving / Joists / Oak / Octangular Wood Pier. (See Specification) / Oak / Raising Plate. / Ceiling Joist / Binding Joist / Purline / Purline. /Oak King / Ceiling Joist / Portland / Oak. / Bath Stone / Bath Stone and measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 12 July 1826
    July 12th. 1826 -

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, wash, coloured washes of Cerulean blue, blue, brown, orange, pink, stone and yellow, pricked for transfer, on wove paper (732 x 530)

Hand

Probably Stephen Burchell (1806 - c.1843), draughtsman
The Soane Office Day Book for Wednesday 12 July 1826 records Stephen Burchell and David Mocatta as copying drawings for Bethnal Green Chapel
Probably Mocatta, David Alfred (1806--1882), draughtsman
The Soane Office Day Book for Wednesday 12 July 1826 records Stephen Burchell and David Mocatta as copying drawings for Bethnal Green Chapel

Watermark

SMITH & ALLNUTT / 1823

Level

Drawing

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