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SM volume 57/38


[2] Record copy of working drawing for communion rail, 1785


Plan of Railing, Elevation of Railing and of reredos, Elevation of ½ the Door & part of Railing / in front next the altar, Plan next the Altar, Elevation of ½ the (sic) & part of railing in front of Altar / Screen next the Church, Plan next the Church


(plan) bar scale of 1/10 inch to one foot and (elevational detail) bar scale of 1/5 of an inch to one foot


as above, The Revd Philip Wodehouse, Hingham Church, plan labelled The Step to kneel on, Observe the Base Moldings / of the Pedestal EF, are to range / with the base Moldings of the / new Screen HH, The Base Moldings of the / old Monument determine the / width of the kneeling Step, Open (7 times), door (twice), Central Line and some dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 1785
    datable to 1785

Medium and dimensions

Pen and wash on laid paper (427 x 280)


Soane office




N. Pevsner and B. Wilson, Norfolk I: Norwich and north-east, 2nd ed., 1997, pp.404-5



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