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Reference number

SM 54/6/31


[46] Design for the central doorway, St Peter's Walworth, London, 3 September 1823


Part elevations and section of a detail of the surround for the central door. One elevation shows the architrave from the top left corner of the door with part of the door panel visible. Another elevation above shows the arrangement of the frieze and the cornice for the same door. The section is a profile of both elements in the elevation, and there is a further section for a cornice for each of the side doors. There is a faded pencil sketch of a cornice to the right hand of the page


full size


Newington Church / Architrave to the Centre doorway. / (Full Size) / (This drawing to be returned) / Architrave / Wall line / Projecting Frieze / Three courses of Brickwork in height / Wall Line / Frieze / Section of the Cornice of Centre door / (Full Size) / For the bed, see the Specification / Section of the Fascia, (for the Bed see Specifications) / each side doorway / Cornice to the Centre door / (Full size)

Signed and dated

  • 3 September 1823
    Lincoln's Inn Field[s] / 3rd Sepm. 1823. No one is recorded in the Soane Office Day Books as having worked on the church for the entire month of September 1823

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, wash, coloured washes of pink, orange and sepia (?), pricked for transfer on wove paper (743 x 530)


Possibly Stephen Burchell (1806 - c.1843), draughtsman
Some letter forms such as the upper case N and C conform to Burchell's, as evidenced from both the Soane Office Day Book's and other drawings


Profile of a column base in pencil, pen, and wash. Design in pencil for a column shaft(?) with measurements, and some calculations



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