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image SM 54/6/46

Reference number

SM 54/6/46

Purpose

[61] Design for the additions of pews and seats to the organ gallery, St Peter's, Walworth, London, 27 January 1825

Aspect

Plan of the galleries in the church, being five-by nine-bays. On the principal front the central three bays are recessed behind four columns, flanked by single-bay towers containing staircases. Similarly, the rear front has the central three bays recessed, and flanked by single-bay towers. The interior demonstrates the seating arrangements, primarily for the organ area, and the arrangement for flat seats, shaded in blue, around the entire gallery level

Scale

bar scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

3 / No.2. / St. Peter's Church. Walworth. / Plan shewing the proposed additional Pews and Seats / in the Galleries. / Half / Flat / Flat / [_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _] / organ / 2 Seat Flat / 2 Seat Flat / Flat / Flat / Flat / taken / [_ _ _ _] Wall Both Sides / Organ Barrier / Bookboard [_ _ _ _ _] / Organ Barrier / taken / Flat / Flat Seat / [_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _] / not taken / [_ _ _ _ _ _] taken / not taken / Flat seat (x 9) / Flat seat (x 9) and additional marks and calculations in pencil

Signed and dated

  • 27 January 1825
    Lincolns Inn Fields / 27 janr. 1825

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, coloured washes of brown, blue, pink and yellow, pricked for transfer on wove paper (722 x 517)

Hand

Probably Mocatta, David Alfred (1806--1882), draughtsman
David Mocatta is recorded in the Soane Office Day Book for 27 January 1825 as working on plans for the pews for St Peter's

Watermark

SMITH&ALLNUTT / 1820

Level

Drawing

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