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image SM 54/6/18

Reference number

SM 54/6/18

Purpose

[28] Design for the interior, St Peter's, Walworth, London, January 1823

Aspect

Top: Axial section looking towards the altar area at the eastern end of the church. The vaults are shown above the foundation level with five arches, the two on the far left and right show doors. On either side are the sections for the two external staircases leading down to the vaults from the north and south sides. Above is the nave and with the aisles either side, demarcated by Doric columns. The aisle doors are shown fully finished on the left side, with pews in profile. The nave wall contains three segmental windows. The gallery has two aisles within an arched profile, the right has a narrow door with a fan light, and the left aisle shows a finished door with box pews in front. Above are the trusses to support the main pitched roof in the centre, and the ceiling of the aisles Bottom: Axial section through line D.C. looking towards the organ gallery and the main entrance on the west side. The church is shown as above but without three segmental windows in the nave, and at gallery level, across the nave there is a balustrade supported by four Doric columns and choir pews stretch partially across into the organ area behind the balustrade. A segmental window is in the centre of the organ area. Behind the roof trusses there is a square base with the lower section of the tower with a shuttered lucarne

Scale

bar scale of 1/5 inches to 1 foot

Inscribed

Newington Church No.9 (Copy June 1823) / Section on the line D.C. looking towards the Organ Gallery &c / Section on the line C.D. looking towards the Communion Table / Stone Ashler / Stone Ashler

Signed and dated

  • January 1823
    Lincolns Inn Fields / January 1823

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, coloured wash of light blue, pink, yellow, grey and light brown, pricked for transfer on wove paper (731 x 532)

Hand

Possibly Mocatta, David Alfred (1806--1882), draughtsman
Elements of his letter types -N and -C and -h are similar to Mocatta's entries in the Soane Office Day Book. During July 1823 only Mocatta and /or Burchell were working on designs for the church
Possibly Stephen Burchell (1806 - c.1843), draughtsman
During July 1823 only Mocatta and /or Burchell were working on designs for the church

Notes

When compared to the equivalent 1822 section (SM 54/6/10), this version has the floors of the gallery slanted downwards to follow the descending pews, whilst the support under the gallery is by a bracket arrangement, which gives the impression of a level floor from beneath.

Literature

Dean, 2006, p. 88 fig. 6.9, p. 89

Level

Drawing

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