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  • image SM 54/7/4

Reference number

SM 54/7/4


[36] Design for the roof timbers and truss, St Peter's, Walworth, London, c.January 1823


Plan and section of a portion of the roof showing the arrangements of joists and beams. On the left-hand side the joists are arranged vertically, with the beams horizontal, and the right-hand side reverses the arrangement. The section shows two trusses. On the left-hand side is a small truss which is attached to the main wall and to the main truss on the right-hand side. The main truss shows the rafter and principal connected by purlins, and the king and queen posts secured to the beam with metal rods, and wooden struts connect the posts to the principal. The truss is supported on either side by iron columns. There is a faint pencil sketch, possibly of a truss at the top of the sheet


bar scale 51/10 inches to 10 feet


Plan and Section of part of the Roof. / Iron Pillar 51/2 feet at bottom / diminished to 41/2 at bottom. / Beam "9 x "6 / Rafter "5 by "21/2 / Wallplate "12 x "71/2 / Joist of Slat "8 x "21/2 / Purlin "6 x "31/2 / Purlin "6x "31/2 / Ridgepiece "6 x "2 / Beam "9 x "6 / Truss "41/2 x "41/2 / Rafter "5 by "21/2 / Iron Pillar / Iron Pillar / Portland Stone / Cornice / Iron Pillar. "1.0" / Iron Pillar. "1.0" / "11/4 Rough yellow deal Boarding / [_ _ _ _] Battening for slates 3" wide / Oak "6 x "41/2 faint pencil either side of the truss give measurements

Signed and dated

  • c. January 1823
    datable to January 1823 in accordance with SM 54/7/2

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen, coloured washes of blue, brown, orange, pink and yellow, pricked for transfer on wove paper (733 x 441)


Possibly Charles Edward Papendiek (1801 - 1835), draughtsman
Letter type similar to entries by Papendiek in the Soane Office Day Books



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