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SM 54/6/49


[18] Design for the foundations, St Peter's, Walworth, London, January 1823


Plan of the foundations of the church, with the outline of towers at each corner, with the arrangement of the sleepers on the left, running from the centre around to the bottom side. There is planking running from the centre left to the upper wall and tower on the top right. The planking runs above the level of the sleepers. The levels of the floor are denoted via a hatched central line running horizontally


to a scale


St. Peter's Church. Walworth / Sketch of the Sleepers and Planking as originally intended to be used in the Foundation, - the idea of the / use of Timber was however subsequently abandoned on account of the nature of the Ground and Yorkshire Landings substituted / in lieu thereof.. / Plan shewing the Planking on Sleepers to Foundation. / Plan shewing the Sleepers in Foundation. / Newington Church

Signed and dated

  • January 1823
    Janry. 1823.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, coloured washes of pink, light brown and orange, pricked for transfer on wove paper (731 x 525)


Soane Office, draughtsman





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