Designs for the George Street Baptist Chapel, Plymouth: plan of the porch and elevation of the entrance front

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RIBApix ref no RIBA82514
Architect/DesignerWightwick, George (1802-1872)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1845
Image Date1840
StyleClassical Revival
Library ReferenceVOS/202 f.1
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The foundation stone for the church was laid in May 1844 and the chapel opened on September 17, 1845. It was destroyed by bombs in 1941 and its site reused after the war for city-centre redevelopment. This design is one of a number of drawings bound into five volumes entitled 'Architectural works of George Wightwick', made between 1832 and 1850. Wightwick instructed his articled pupils to make this detailed set of retrospective drawings to illustrate every building of importance he had designed. The drawings were intended to serve both as a record of Wightwick's completed buildings and as a method of conveying to his students the design process from initial working design to finished structure.

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