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Reference number

SM 47/5/40

Purpose

[37] Design for railings at St John’s, Bethnal Green, London, 11 July 1827

Aspect

In the centre is a ground plan for the five-by-eight-bay church, and around the plan are various elevations and sections for the surrounding wall and the railings which are aligned with where they would be placed in relation to the church

Scale

bar scale of 2¼ inches to 5 feet

Inscribed

Bethnal Green Chapel / XXV / Plan shewing the Boundary Wall, Iron Railings &c Brick / g / h/ Portland Plinth / Portland Cap / Elevation of Carriage Gates A / A / Granite a / g / e / e / I / f / f / a / C / C / C / e / e / e / e / e / e / e / e / C / b / a / a / C / C / C / C / A / f / f / e / e / e / I / g / Plinth / Solid / Brick Pier cased with / Portland Stone 6 inches / thick / (in pencil) L Cap / Section thro / Gateway. / h / h / f / f /Elevation of Gate B B / each of those Gates will have Locks & Fastenings of £1.10-0 value / York Steps 6 by 12”/all holes for the Ironwork are to be cut by the Mason. / a / a / c /c / g / g / e / e /c / c / e / C / g / g / I / g / i / 3 “ York Coping [the_ _]ated both edges & through Cramped / e / e / e / e / e / I / g / Plan of York Coping / over Piers / Section through / one of the Piers / g / Section A to B / D / D –Cast Iron Railing / with ornamental / Standards as g / C –Gate with wrought iron Frame / as front gates, and Cast iron Bars Locks and Fastenings of £ 1. 10. 0 value / Ground Line / Portland / C / 3” York Coping / (in pencil) 2 ¼ Projection of Coping / A / the height and thickness / of walls with Projection of Piers / Capping. & Railing as intended for enclosure at Bethnal Green / A / Brick & Stone Coping / Iron Railing / Found: / [Window Cap] / Coping [_ _ _] [_ _ _] / Ground Line / B / Ground Line / Brickwal / Portland Plinth / A / Ground Line / Brickwall & Portland Curb / A / b / York Step / A / York Coping / York Step / B / Gate / [_ _ _ _ _ ] of / Gate as B / Brickwall / d / B / York Coping / Brickwork & Portland Curb / Detailed Drawings of the Ironwork will be given / during the progress of the wor[k] / a.a. wrought Iron 2” Square / b b Moulded Top Rail 2” by ¾ / C, C, C, [_ _ _ _] Rails. . . 2 by ¾ / d d [Wrot] [_ _ _ _] Rails 2 by 11/4 / e e e Cast Iron round Bars / with ornamental Heads 1”1/8 diameter / Locks, Bolts &c to each pair of Gates of the Value of £2. 2. 0 / The Gates to be hung with Steel Centres. (?) / ff Cast Iron Pilasters with Rosette Pannel / the outer Bar 11/2 Square – those of the / diamond Pannels ¾ by ½” - / g g Cast iron Standards 11/2 Sqre_ / lower part 21/2 Sqre._ / h h Stay Bars 1 ½ by 1” / i i i Cat Iron Rounded Rails 21/2 by ¾ / The whole to be fixed in the mass complete & workmanlike manner the / Smith finding the lead to [run]? the Ironwork and measurements and calculations given

Signed and dated

  • 11 July 1827
    July 11th 1827.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, wash, coloured washes of blue, brown, green, orange, pink, stone and yellow, pricked for transfer, on wove paper (730 x 533)

Hand

Probably Bailey, George (1792--1860), draughtsman
The Soane Office Day Book for 11 July 1827 records Bailey as working on ‘Bethnal Green Chapel / / About Plan & Estimate / of Boundary Wall &. for / Ground around Chapel'
Probably Stephen Burchell (1806 - c.1843), draughtsman
Soane Office Day Book for 11 July 1827 records Burchell working on ‘About Estimate for / Enclosure of Ground at Bethnal Green &c’ which could mean Burchell added the estimates to a pre-existing drawing, rather than actually executing the drawing and estimate on the same day

Verso

Small pencil design for an unknown subject

Watermark

SMITH & ALLNUTT / 1823

Level

Drawing

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