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Reference number

SM47/5/44

Purpose

[51] Designs for a louvre window at St John’s, Bethnal Green, London, 10 November 1827

Aspect

Two elevations and two sections of window designs. There is an elevation and section of a louvre window on the left and an elevation and section of a smaller arch-topped window on the right. Both have wooden frames and shutters

Scale

bar scale of 2 inches to 1 foot

Inscribed

4 of this dimension / oak / deal / deal / deal / deal / deal / A / deal / deal / deal / to opening / oak sill / deal / deal / deal / deal / deal / (in pencil) Dec 10 1827 / Rot Streather to give in an Estimate for / Frames and Louvre Boarding in tower at / Bethnal Green Chapel / Robt Sterather / This amount to be acceded tp. / [fisce] & Complete Each / & / & / & / 4 of this dimension / deal / deal / deal / deal / B / deal / deal / Given Rot Streather 10th November 1827 / to make and Estimate from _ _ _ / Returned 30th Nov 1827 after the / Frames were made and measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 10 November 1827

Medium and dimensions

Pencil and pen, pricked for transfer, on wove paper (378 x 307)

Hand

Probably Soane Office, draughtsman

Verso

Faded pencil designs for an unknown subject

Notes

This is the only example in the entire corpus of three churches of the specifics for the louvre window

Level

Drawing

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