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  • image SM 54/7/3

Reference number

SM 54/7/3


[37] Design for the pier and ribs for arches, St Peter's, Walworth, London, January 1823


Two plans, elevation and section showing the piers and ribs for each arch of the arcade. The left-hand plan shows the octagonal pier of the springer portion of the arch with a square iron pillar forming the interior. The hatched lines correspond with the ribs of the arch and are labelled A-D. The plan on the right-hand side shows a square iron pillar with the octagonal wood surround and brackets on the interior angles. The elevation on the right-hand side shows the wooden arch and iron post springing from the pier, and attached with pairs of bolts. The curve of the arch is attached to wooden struts by further bolts. The section shows the arrangement of the vertical iron posts with the attached wooden ribs, labelled A-D emanating from the pier beneath, and connecting to a beam at the top. Some faint pencil designs of the arch in plan and elevation are visible, along with pencil emendations


bar scale of 3 inches to 10 feet


Pier / Pier / Newington Church / [_ _ _ _] and Plaster / Plan of the Pier at the Springing / of the arch. / Iron Pillar / Plan of the Pier below the Springing / Iron Pillar / Section showing the ribs for the Plastering of Arches / A. B C D /Iron Pillar / Beam / Beam

Signed and dated

  • January 1823
    Lincolns Inn Fields / January. 1823.

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, wash, coloured washes of cerulean blue, brown, pink and yellow, pricked for transfer on wove paper (744 x 529)


Possibly Mee, Arthur Patrick (1802--1868), draughtsman
In the Soane Office Day Books only Arthur Mee is recorded as working on sections for the church in January
Possibly Mocatta, David Alfred (1806--1882), draughtsman
Letter types are similar to Mocatta's from the Office Day Books and other examples, e.g. SM 54/6/5A





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