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  • image SM 54/6/42

Reference number

SM 54/6/42


[67] Design for the front steps, St Peter's, Walworth, London, January 1826


Plan of the front entrance steps. A set of six steps separated by a landing in the middle, which curve to the start of the windows of the end bay, with a four columned portico, and three bay entrance recessed behind. The side walls have one window bay each. An elevation beneath shows four steps in right profile. On the right there is a frontal elevation of the left hand side of the top set of four steps.


bar scale of 31/2 inches to 10 feet


St. Peter's Church, Walworth. / Sketch of design for the Alternative of the Steps to the Principle Entrance. - / iron Bars 3 feet high / l. j. h. / 5 jan. 1826 and measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 5 January 1826
    5 Janr. 1826.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, was, coloured washes of brown and sepia, pricked for transfer on wove paper (717 x 489)


Soane Office, draughtsman


The clock face, see separate entry


This plan and elevation shows a post-1825 alteration to the staircase on the principal front. From 1823 the stairs had been book-ended on either side by stone projections (SM 54 /6/13; SM 54/6/15), which meant access to the church was directly from the front path only. Here, it has been decided to divide each stone book-end and create curved steps on each side, giving the entrance steps a wider, and round-edged profile. This modification meant the steps curved to meet the wall to below the start of each front bay window, but allowed a less restricted entry and exit.



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