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Reference number

SM 47/1/80


[1] Preliminary design for reredos, 1785


Plan of chancel and elevation of east end with proposed addition of reredos shown


(plan) bar scale of 1/12 inch to one foot and (elevation) to a scale of 1/6 inch to one foot


East end of Hingham Church, No1, plan lettered A B C D E and (feint pencil) to be left at Attleburgh [now Attleborough] / Communion Table Cloth / Pulpit

Signed and dated

  • 25 April 1785
    J Soane Archt Margaret Street / April 25 1785

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, sepia, blue and pink washes, shaded, within black ruled border on laid paper, with dabs of red sealing wax on the corners of the verso (470 x 290)


Saunders, John
John Sanders (pupil 1 September 1784-90) / Soane


fleur-de-lis above cartouche with bar and below, ornate W


N. Pevsner and B. Wilson, Norfolk I: Norwich and north-east, 2nd ed., 1997, pp.404-5



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