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Reference number

SM 47/5/24

Purpose

[33] Design for the pews at St John’s, Bethnal Green, London, 6 March 1827

Aspect

Plan, elevation and section of pews. At the bottom is a plan of five box pews, cewntre is an elevation , and at the top is a section showing the seats, all showing the arrangement of the box pews in different parts of the church. The elevation and section show pews stepped at gallery level

Scale

bar scale of 1 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

This drawing to be returned / Bethnal Green Chaple No. 23. / signed John Soane / Robt. Streather / Plan Elevation & Section of Part of the Pews in the Gallery / 11/4 deal graining [_ _ _ _ _ _] / bead flush / 11/2 deal Framing triple bead flush & bead flush / Seat / ¾ Wainscot Book board and Brackets / 11/4 deal framing bead flush & square / ¾ Wainscot Book board / For Further Particulars (see Joiners Specification) / all the backs are to have a open space left at the bottom for feet- / Plaster / 11/4 deal wall framing triple bead flush / Wainscot Capping / Triple Bead / flush / and / Bead Flush / 11/4” deal door / Triple bead flush / and moulded / 11/4 triple bead flush / 1½ deal framing triple bead flush and bead flush / 11/4 deal bead flush & [_ _ _ _ _] framing / 11/2” deal / ¾ wainscot / 11/4 deal / 11/4 deal Pannel / 11/2 deal keyed / deal moulding / ¾ deal / 1” deal / 11/2 deal framing in / panels / ¾ wainscot and measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 6 March 1827
    March 6th 1827

Medium and dimensions

Pen, coloured washes of brown and yellow, on wove paper (725 x 527)

Hand

Possibly Stephen Burchell (1806 - c.1843), draughtsman
There is an unwashed version of one produced in January 1826 for Holy Trinity, Marylebone (SM 54/4/25) by Burchell and possibly Mocatta
Possibly Mocatta, David Alfred (1806--1882), draughtsman
This is an unwashed version of one produced in January 1826 for Holy Trinity Marylebone (SM 54/4/25) by Burchell and possibly Mocatta

Verso

Pencil and pen drawing of two sets of risers, perhaps for pews or other seating arrangements

Level

Drawing

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