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SM 47/5/52


[35] Design for the tower for St John’s, Bethnal Green, London, 1827


Elevation and section of part of the tower. The elevation on the left shows one half of the tower with the longitudinally arranged columns. On the right the section aligns with the elevation and shows the profile of the cornices


bar scale of 2 inches to 5 feet


IF [_ _] space A. A. is raised / as high as B [_ _ _ _ _ _] / with brickwork & level with / with York paving & bedded / in cement should be adopted / & carry off the water on the font / [_ _ _ _ _] [-], being the top of the / [Cornice] _ instead of Lead will / this alteration make any difference with expense ? / the Proposed alteration will make / no additional Expence Robt Streather / C / A / B / C / A / C

Signed and dated

  • 1827

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, red pen, wash and pen coloured washes of orange and light orange, pricked for transfer, on wove paper (508 x 428)


Faded pencil design, perhaps a profile of a pillar surmounted by a cap



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