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SM 54/6/26


[47] Design for the constituent parts of an iron support column for the organ, St Peter's Church, Walworth, London, October 1823


Elevation of the post, with a faint pencil version rotated through ninety degrees and component parts at full size for the iron column to support the organ at the west end of the church. The post is planted into the stone floor. The post consists of a base and torus with the shaft leading to a narrow central element of astragal and cyma recta. The belly of the post tapers into a sleeve before terminating with an astragal. The capital is composed of annulets, the bottom rounded in profile, and the other two are square. Above is a flat abacus


full size


Newington Church / One of the Iron Columns supporting the Beams of the Organ Gallery / A. B. C D / C. (Full size) / see parts at large / A. Full size / B. Full size / D. (Full Size) / Plaster / Plaster / Beam.

Signed and dated

  • October 1823
    Lincoln's Inn Fields / October 1823

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, wash, coloured washes of light brown and pink, pricked for transfer on wove paper (734 x 528)


Possibly Stephen Burchell (1806 - c.1843), draughtsman
The lettering is consistent with entries by Burchell in the Soane Office Day Books and on other drawings. The Office Day Books show Burchell worked on church designs for the latter half of October 1823


John 2003, p. 57, 61, fig. 51



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