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Reference number

SM 47/5/45

Purpose

[25] Design for a vault at St John’s, Bethnal Green, London, 15 July 1826

Aspect

Section ofa vault with masonry and footings on the left and above a single part-submerged arch with a square window within

Scale

1 inch to 1 foot (taken from 3 inches to 3 feet for the window dimensions)

Inscribed

York cap stone / (in pencil) D, and measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 15 July 1826

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, wash, coloured washes of pink and sepia; verso: Pen, wash, coloured wash of Cerulean blue, on wove paper (540 x 371)

Verso

Site plan for a church with carriage drive, surrounding roads and buildings. Similar, but less finished, to site plans for Holy Trinity, Marylebone of 1825 (SM 54/5/1-5), with a bar scale of ½ inch to 10 feet

Level

Drawing

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