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SM 82/3/4v


[24] Design for the stone foundation base of St Peter’s Church, Walworth, London (?), 3 September 1823


Plan of a five-by nine-bay church, which shows the position of a continuous stone course around the perimeter of the church, only interrupted by the front and rear entrance, and larger stone courses are placed around the inside perimeter of the church. These interior courses are continuous on the right-hand side of the church, but only correspond with the bays on the left-hand side


to a scale


West Front / Third Course of Plinth which forms the Lintel / 2 feet 3 inches…high_ / No. 3 and measurements given

Signed and dated

  • 3 September 1823
    Sept. 3rd 1823

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, wash and pink wash, pricked for transfer on wove paper (534 x 372)


Soane Office, draughtsman
In the Soane Office Day Book, no one is recorded as working on designs for the church on Wednesday 3 September 1823. The closest is on Friday 29 August when both David Mocatta and Arthur Mee are working on designs for Newington Church


The recto has a drawing relating to the New State Paper Office (1829-34) which post-dates that for St Peter's Church, Walworth on the verso.



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