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SM 54/6/2


[17] Survey drawing with plan, St Peter's, Walworth, London, 1823


Plan of a five-by-nine bay church with a tower on each corner containing an internal staircase. The nave is supported by four columns on each side, a pulpit and a reading desk are at the chancel end of the church, and at the far end is the altar. The church is in an insulated setting which is surrounded by an external wall, with an entrance on each side. The entrance at the bottom leads onto a long path to the main road


bar scale of 2/5 inch to 10 feet


Plan of the site of St.Peter’s Church. Walworth. / Turnpike road from London to Camberwell. / The level from pavement marked A falls to B ground enclosed 2 feet / Trafalgar Street. / 384.0 to the angles / 358.3 to the angles / from B to C level detailed measurements are given

Signed and dated

  • 1823

Medium and dimensions

Pen, wash, coloured washes of red, pink and yellow within quintuplet ruled on wove paper (650 x 530)


Soane Office, draughtsman


J Whatman / 1821


John, 2003, 36, 37, fig. 23



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