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image SM 47/5/21

Reference number

SM 47/5/21


[53] Design for the iron posts and timbers for the roof at St John’s, Bethnal Green, London


Plan, elevations and section of the iron posts and wood-work supporting the timbers of the roof of the church and supporting the arch that forms one of the arcades at gallery level


bar scale of 7½ inches to 5 feet


Bethnal Green Chapel XX-/25 / (copy) / Plan of cap. / Circular wrought Iron bar. / Bressumer supporting Gallery / Front / 12 inches / Elevation of the Cast Iron Standards. with the Oak Braces. / Oak Brace. / Bressumer / Centre/ Roof/ Beam / Raising Plate. / Elevation of Cast Iron / Standard. / Raising Plate / Section of / Bressumer/ Profile / Section through the / Centre of the Arch and measurements given

Signed and dated

  • Lincoln’s Inn Fie[lds]

Medium and dimensions

Pen, coloured washes of blue, light blue, orange and yellow, pricked for transfer, on wove paper (727 x 525)




This drawing is an almost identical version of SM 54/4/18 for Holy Trinity, Marylebone, and SM 54/6/27 for St Peter’s, Walworth, which is the earliest of the drawings from January 1823



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