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Reference number

SM 54/6/22


[31] Design for the interior, St Peter's, Walworth, London, January-June 1823


Half longitudinal section of the east end of the church. The section shows the church from the foundation levels to the roof. The section is divided into grids by the use of red pen, centred through the four and a half internal bays, as well as the one-and-a-half bays of the rear projection. In the vault there are segmental openings to the windows. At ground floor the gallery is supported by Doric columns, with arched, transomed windows running through the ground and gallery floors. Four iron posts run from the top of the Doric columns through the gallery level to support the wooden cross beams at the roof level. At roof level are the joists and cross beams, but not the finished roof covering, and the roof is further supported by diagonal wooden braces connected to the iron posts. The rear projection is shown with a door surmounted by a fan light, an arched window in the upper register, and with two arched lancet windows to the right-hand side


bar scale of 2 4/5 inches to 10 feet


Newington Church No.16. / (Copied July 1823) / Section on the line A. B. (on a larger Scale) to shew the Construction / York Cap Stone / 5" York Cap Stone / Portland Stone / See parts at large / Iron Pillar / See parts at large / Bath Stone / Portland Stone and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • January-June 1823
    Lincolns Inn Fields copied in in July 1823 from design datable to January-June 1823

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, red pen, wash, coloured washes of pink, blue and yellow, and pricked for transfer on wove paper (730 x 528)


Possibly Stephen Burchell (1806 - c.1843), draughtsman
The letter forms, especially for upper case -N, -C, and lower case -h, are similar to Burchell's entries in the Soane Office Day Books
SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect
Possibly Stephen Burchell (1806 - c.1843), draughtsman


Faded pencil outline of a ground plan.



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