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image SM 54/7/41

Reference number

SM 54/7/41

Purpose

[38] Design for a church and railings at St John’s, Bethnal Green, London, 12 July 1827, 16 July 1827

Aspect

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

Scale

bar scale of 1 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

Elevation of Carriage Gate &c. A. A / h / g / Portland Curb / Portland / g / b / e / e / e / h / f / f /a / e / C / e / c / c / Granite / d / d / C / C / a / b / g / Plinth solid / Ground / Brick Pier / cased with / Portland Stone / 6 inches thick / h / h / f / f / I hereby undertake to execute the several Works required to complete the Boundary Wall / and Entrance, the Entrance to the Robing Room, & Vestry Room. and to the Vaults at the East end / agreeably to this Drawing and the description thereon for the sum of £919. 11: 3 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ . / in lieu of the original Design Contracted for the amount of which was Estimated by one at £959. 11: 3 / this Alteration as now proposed to be carried into execution will consequently cause a deduction of Forty Pounds. _ which sum is to be deducted from the amount / of any Contract for the whole of Works amounting / to £15.999. / Robert Streather / John Soane / B Each of these Gates will have locks & Fastenings of £1.10.0 value / York Step / g / g / a / e / e / e / d / d / 4” rubbed York Copy. rounded to be [_ _ _ _ ] both edges / g / g / g / (in pencil) From centre to centre of Standards A & B / From centre to centre of Piers on this side / Bethnal Green Chapel. / Design for the Boundary Wall, Enclosure, Entrances to the Vestry and Robing Rooms, and to the Vaults / as intended to be executed. / h / Gateway as B / Brickwall. / [_ _ tura-] as B. / York Step / Iron Railing 4 ft. 6 inches high / Gate. B / Carriage Gate. / Brick Wall 1. 11/2 thick. / Portland Curb. / g / g / h / Ground Line. / Brick wall under Portland Curb. / A / York Step / 6 by 12 inch / Gateway / Brick Wall and 4’ York Coping to be rounded, &throated both edges, the edges rubbed. / Gate as B. / edges throated / Brick Wall and 4 rubbed York Coping. to be rounded / 32 rubbed York Coping throated to the [_ _ _ _ _] / dwarf Wall. / dwarf Wall / Rubbed York / Step. / 4” York Landing (rubbed) / Rubbed York / Step / Iron Railing / Detailed Drawings of the Ironwork / will be given during the progress of the Works. / a.a. wrought Iron 2” Sqre.. / b.b. Wrt. Moulded top Rail 2” by ¾” / c.c. Wrot.Rails…2”by ¾” / d. d Wrot, rebated Rails 2” by 11/4” / e.e,e. Cast iron round Bars (with ornamental heads)11/8 diamt / Locks, Bolts &c to each pair of Gates / of the Value of £2. 2_0. / The Gates to be hung on Steel [centes].? / f.f. Cast Iron Pilasters with Rosette / Pannels, the outer Bars 11/2” Sqr.. .. / those of the [d_ _ _ _ _ _] Pannels ¾” by ½ / g. g. Cast Iron Standards 11/2” Sqre / lower part 21/2 Sqre. / h. h. Stay Bars. 11/2 by 1” / The whole to be fixed in the most complete & workmanlike manner / the Smith finding the Lead to run / the Ironwork. and some measurements and calculations given

Signed and dated

  • 12 July 1827
  • 16 July 1827

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, wash, coloured washes of blue, brown, orange, pink, stone and yellow, pricked for transfer, on wove paper (740 x 542)

Hand

Probably Bailey, George (1792--1860), draughtsman
The Soane Office Day Book for 12 July 1827 records Burchell working on ‘About Estimate for / Enclosure of Ground at Bethnal Green &c’ and Burchell was drawing the boundary wall and railings on 16 July 1827
Probably Stephen Burchell (1806 - c.1843), draughtsman
The Soane Office Day Book for 12 July 1827 records Burchell working on ‘About Estimate for / Enclosure of Ground at Bethnal Green &c’ and Burchell was drawing the boundary wall and railings on 16 July 1827

Watermark

SMITH & ALLNUTT / 1823

Level

Drawing

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