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  • image SM 54/6/1

Reference number

SM 54/6/1


[2] Survey drawing, St Peter's, Walworth, London, September 1822


Plan for the location of the church. The proposed church is to be placed towards the western end of a large rectangular are of green land which is bordered by a road to the south, and another on the west. The area of green land is divided in two by an open space with the church encompassing the (lower) western half. There is a narrow a strip of green land from the entrance of the proposed church to the road on the west where houses and offices are located


bar scale of 1 inch to 50 feet


PLAN of part of the ESTATE of the / late Thos: Clutton Esqr:at / WALWORTH in SURRY / Turnpike Road from London to Camberwell. / JOHN ROLLS ESQR: This space is proposed to be purchased & added / to the entrance / Offices / House / Garden &c. Houses / Gardens / ROAD / JOHN ROLLS ESQR: / Stabling / (in pencil) Coach from / Stables [_ _ _] [_ _ _] / JOHN ROLLS ESQR: / The Ground Within the / Lines is now includ / ed for the Church Yard / Site of the intended Church / Road leading to Portland Street, Walworth Common, Surrey Square &c. / Ditch / An Open Space 251 ft 234 Feet wide given up / by will Cluttons Family. / JOHN ROLLS ESQR: / Other land of late / Thos. Clutton ESQR / Other land of late Thos. Clutton ESQR / Other land of late Thos. Clutton ESQR / On lease to Messrs: Bromfields

Signed and dated

  • September 1822
    Sept. 1822

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, wash, coloured washes of stone and green within a quadruple ruled border, pricked for transfer on wove paper (557 x 446)


Possibly Mocatta, David Alfred (1806--1882), draughtsman
Office Day Book entry for September 3rd 1822, has Mocatta drawing plans for the ground the proposed church is to be built




The site survey gives far more detail than SM 54/6/3 in telling us who the land belonged to: Mr Thomas Clutton at the rear of the church, and Mr John Rolls on either side. Excluding the principal entrance, only one other entrance on the left-hand side remains, and a path way along the back is included as part of the will of Thomas Clutton. The front lane has indicated the potential houses to be purchased for demolition, which not only clears the pathway, but allows an uninterrupted view of the principal front of St Peter's from the main Walworth Road.



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