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  • image SM 54/6/6

Reference number

SM 54/6/6


[4] Finished drawing for the gallery, St Peter's, Walworth, London, September 1822


Plan of the gallery of the church, being five by nine bays. On the principal front, the central three bays are recessed behind four free-standing columns, and flanked by single-bay towers containing staircases. Internally, the area for the organ is between the front towers on the gallery level and it also contains pews. The central axis of the nave beneath is left bare


bar scale of 1 2/5 inches to 10 feet


No 2 / The Plan of the Galleries &c. / of Newington Church / Organ

Signed and dated

  • September 1822
    John Soane Arch / Sep. 1822

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, wash, and yellow wash within a sextuple ruled border on wove paper (580 x 460)


SOANE, Sir John (1754--1837), architect
Drawing annotated by Soane
Possibly Mocatta, David Alfred (1806--1882), draughtsman
The Office Day Books for 2nd September 1822 mentions Mocatta as working on drawings for plans of the 'proposed' church, the only mention of any plans for any church in this month




This is the first plan for the gallery level.



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