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  • image SM 54/6/20

Reference number

SM 54/6/20


[34] Design for the floor timbers for the gallery, St Peter's, Walworth, London, 18 October 1823


Plan showing the arrangement of the floor timbers for the galleries of the church. The exterior is five-by-nine bays. On the principal front the central three bays are recessed behind four free-standing columns, flanked by side towers. The arrangement of the upper gallery on the northern side shows the timber joists are laid vertically from end to end, with timber girders placed horizontally. The southern side of the upper gallery, although not shown, can be assumed to replicate this arrangement. The nave timbers reverse this arrangement, as do those located at the western entrance. Note the five blue pegs (indicating metal) on the southern side of the nave keeping the timbers in place, which may be assumed to be replicated elsewhere. To the right of the sheet there is a small faint pencil sketch


scale of 1/5 inch to 1 foot


No. 13 / Newington Church / St Peter's Walworth / Plan showing the Timbers of the Floors of Galleries / Plan showing the timbers of the slats over the Galleries / Copy / Mr Craib Clerk of works / [ _ _ _ ]

Signed and dated

  • October 18th 1823
    October 18.th 1823

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, red pen, coloured washes of pink, yellow and blue, and pricked for transfer on wove paper (689 x 480)


Soane Office, draughtsman



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