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image SM 54/6/19

Reference number

SM 54/6/19

Purpose

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

Aspect

Top: Axial section looking towards the altar area. The vaults are shown above the foundation level with five arches, with those on the far left and right with doors. On either side are the sections for the two external staircases leading down to the vaults. Above is the nave with the aisles either side. The aisle doors are shown fully finished on the left side, with pews in profile, their spaces demarcated by a Doric column. The chancel area is framed at the front by a semi-circular arch, and has a low balustraded altar rail surrounding the altarpiece. Three arched windows are set high on the back wall. Above are the trusses to support the main pitched roof in the centre, and the ceiling of the aisles. Behind the truss there is a square stylobate Bottom: Axial section, using red pen for centring, and looking towards the organ gallery. The vaults are shown above the foundation level with five arches, with those on the far left and right with doors. On either side are the sections for the two external staircases leading down to the vaults. Above is the nave with the aisles either side. The aisle doors are shown fully finished on the left side. The nave has two double doors serving as the main entrance flanked by two Doric columns and two iron posts. The gallery has two aisles within an arched profile, the right has a narrow door with a fan light, while the left aisle shows a finished door and choir pews, and the fan window is low on the back wall. The roof line shows the truss work on the main pitched roof, and trusses for the aisle ceilings. Behind is the square stylobate and lowest portion of the bell tower. There is a faint pencil design next to the right external staircase of an unknown subject

Scale

to a scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

No.10 / Newington Church / Copied July 1823 / Section on the line G.H. / Section on the line E.F.

Signed and dated

  • January-June 1823
    Copied July 1823.from a design datable to January-June 1823 in accordance with SM 54/6/18

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, red pen, wash, coloured washes of yellow, light brown, blue, and pink, pricked for transfer on wove paper (731 x 534)

Hand

Possibly Stephen Burchell (1806 - c.1843), draughtsman
The letter types -N, -C and -c conform to Burchell's handwriting, and the Soane Office Day Books for July 1823 has Burchell and/or Mocatta working on drawings for the church
Possibly Mocatta, David Alfred (1806--1882), draughtsman
Office Day Books for July 1823 has Burchell and/or Mocatta working on drawings for the church

Verso

faint pencil drawings of capital and architrave profile, some hatching lines used

Notes

This is the most detailed of the axial sections showing the chancel. The windows at the back have been reduced to three, as opposed to five from the year before (SM 54/6/10). These windows were later filled with stained-glass from Mr Collins who had a shop on the Strand, and which Soane commissioned especially for the church (see scheme note).

Literature

John 2003, pp. 56, 59-60, fig. 50, p. 81, fig. 89

Level

Drawing

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